England's second lockdown has started today and will last until the 2nd December 2020.
People are urged to work from home and only leave under specific reasons. Those who seriously flout the new lockdown restrictions in England will face steep fines.
New rules and tougher fines have been introduced to encourage people to stay at home. The government's furlough scheme will be extended to prevent job losses.
Households are also banned from mixing indoors or in private gardens, unless in a support bubble.
Currently, there is a £200 fine for each breach which doubles on every offence up to a maximum of £6,400.
You could face a fine of £4,000 if you put someone else' life in danger.
You may also be fined £1,000 if you have tested positive and given false information about your close contacts to NHS test and Trace.
Organisers of large gatherings face a £10,000 fine.
Here are the new lockdown rules and main restrictions from today until the 2nd of December 2020.
The government's furlough scheme - which pays 80% of workers' wages - will be extended until March 2021 to prevent further job losses.
The Bank of England is set to pump an additional £150bn into the economy amid a resurgence of covid-19 cases and record low interest rates of 0.1%.
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