These are the UK coronavirus stories you need to know about today.
No ‘Free for All’ After Lockdown Ends: PM
An updated three-tier system of restrictions will be implemented in England after the current national lockdown ends on 2 December, the Prime Minister announced today.
The new regime will mean that people will be able to leave their home for any purpose, and meet others in outdoor public spaces, subject to the ‘rule of six’.
Weddings and outdoor sports will be able to resume, and shops, gyms, and the wider leisure sector can reopen.
Addressing the Commons by video link from Downing Street, Boris Johnson warned the Government was “not going to replace national measures with a free for all”. Instead, there would be “a regional, tiered approach, applying the toughest measures where COVID is most prevalent”.
He told MPs that: