From Thursday November 5th, the England will go into a 4-week lockdown.
Bars and restaurants will need to close with the exception of takeaways. This is the same for all non essential shops, leisure clubs, and entertainment venues.
The furlough scheme, which was set to end 31st of October, will be extended until the end of the lockdown period for those unable to work during the lockdown
The Prime Minister said overrunning of the NHS would be a “medical and moral disaster, beyond the raw loss of life”.
He said: “Doctors and nurses would be forced to choose which patients to treat, who would get oxygen and who wouldn’t, who would live and who would die.
“Doctors and nurses would be forced to choose between saving Covid patients and non-Covid patients.
“The sheer weight of Covid demand would mean depriving tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, if not millions of non-Covid patients of the care they need.”
He added: “The risk is, for the first time in our lives, the NHS will not be there for us.”
The Prime Minister also pointed out that at this stage “no responsible Prime Minister can ignore” the rising rates of Covid-19 infections.