Lockdown in England from next week **title edited by MNHQ**

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Velvetpeel Fri 30-Oct-20 22:26:39

The Times is reporting that we are headed for a month long lockdown until Dec 1st.
No details yet...
Why do they always announce things on the drip feed - makes it all even more stressful

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SparklyOwl Fri 30-Oct-20 22:27:24

After not believing it, I think we will although I think schools will remain open which largely defeats the point.

ShortFatandDumpy Fri 30-Oct-20 22:29:05

Great I assume.it will also affect the Welsh?? I've already had 2 months of restrictions.hmm

rosie1959 Fri 30-Oct-20 22:29:14

Who knows anything is possible no point thinking about it

Velvetpeel Fri 30-Oct-20 22:30:03

Apparently there will be a press conference on Monday

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RedToothBrush Fri 30-Oct-20 22:30:26

What ive been expecting tbh...

... The situation is now untenable without one.

Beebityboo Fri 30-Oct-20 22:31:00

Looks like schools will be fully open as is.


Figgygal Fri 30-Oct-20 22:31:08

The daily shite are reporting it too
Gives me hope it’s not true

NRJ688 Fri 30-Oct-20 22:31:28

Oh well probably lose my job, at least the virus will go away on December 1st though

CoffeeandCroissant Fri 30-Oct-20 22:31:32

A few details here, (tweet has photo of front page with article) although the tweet itself is slightly misleading - the actual article says "is considering" and that "a decision has yet to be made."

According to The Times

" Boris Johnson is preparing to introduce national lockdown restrictions from next Wednesday.

The restrictions could see everything except nurseries, schools, universities and non-essential shops close until Dec 1.

PM press conference on Monday. "


Mamimawr Fri 30-Oct-20 22:32:48

Is it for England only?

Mischance Fri 30-Oct-20 22:34:22

I wish they would just get on with it. It is the only option at the moment.

And it needs to be more than a week - and to include schools. I feel so sorry for the teachers.

ohthegoats Fri 30-Oct-20 22:34:29

Schools will be open, so lots of pointless about it.

Dawnlassie Fri 30-Oct-20 22:34:52

Oh that will be fine then. Good thing there is no spread in universites or schools.


ShortFatandDumpy Fri 30-Oct-20 22:36:16

Ffs. We were locked down in Wales until mid July. Local lockdown all of September which went right into the Welsh Fire Break.

I have not seen another human (except Tesco click and collect man) since August. I know no one in my borough. I cant take anymore sad

Beebityboo Fri 30-Oct-20 22:36:50

Can they really prosecute parents for not wanting to send their children to school in these circumstances?

Remmy123 Fri 30-Oct-20 22:37:22

They cannot shut schools etc why are everyone on this site wanting this to happen!!! Ffs

Swingbin Fri 30-Oct-20 22:38:07

That reads as if non-essential shops are remaining open, last time they closed.

Appuskidu Fri 30-Oct-20 22:38:44

It’ll be pointless if schools stay open.

Far better to shut everything for a few weeks rather than just pubs/restaurants/non essential shops for 3 months.

the80sweregreat Fri 30-Oct-20 22:39:11

If schools are staying open then I can't see people abiding by it!

alreadytaken Fri 30-Oct-20 22:39:45

We need lockdown in the north and midlands now, now waiting until Monday.

Apparently it's a devolved matter - so Wales, having done this sooner, can probably reopen.

Velvetpeel Fri 30-Oct-20 22:40:04

@Swingbin I read it that non-essential shops will close. Who knows though?! It’s disgraceful that the release information through leaks. It doesn’t help anyone and is shit leadership

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alreadytaken Fri 30-Oct-20 22:40:07

not waiting until Monday.

BestIsWest Fri 30-Oct-20 22:40:18

Uk? Wales, NI and Scotland are devolved in terms of health. Do you mean England?

torthecatlady Fri 30-Oct-20 22:40:43

@ShortFatandDumpy I know the feeling... I'm in South Wales

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