Thursday 5 November 2020

UK Travel Restrictions- Effective from November 5th


New Restrictions from November 5th, 2020- ENGLAND, WALES, SCOTLAND AND NORTHERN IRELAND

A new lockdown is proposed for England, while Scotland is moving to a five-tier system of restrictions against covid-19 from Monday. Wales and Northern Ireland are in the middle of temporary lockdowns.

Prime minister Boris Johnson declared new lockdown rules would be started for England, but these rules are going to discussed and voted on by MPs in the house of commons before they come into force on Thursday. 

New lockdown rules for England

  • People will be told to stay at home except for education, work (if it can't be done from home), exercise and recreation, medical reasons, shopping for food and other essentials, or to care for others
  • All pubs and restaurants will have to close (takeaways and deliveries can continue)
  • All non-essential shops will have to close. Bike shops, hardware stores, banks, pharmacies, post offices, garden centres and pet shops can remain open
  • Schools, nurseries, colleges and universities will remain open
  • Households will not be allowed to mix with others indoors, or in private gardens
  • Individuals can meet one person from outside their household in an outside public space. Children under five are not counted
  • Support bubbles for people who live alone and single-parent households can continue
  • Support groups of 15 or fewer people are allowed, including those for new parents or people recovering from addictions
  • Children will be able to move between homes if parents are separated
  • Hotels will only open for people who have to travel for work plus a number of other limited reasons
  • Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies will not be allowed, apart from exceptional circumstances
  • Places of worship will generally close but funerals, with a maximum of 30 people attending, individual prayer, and a few other activities will be allowed
  • Workplaces will be asked to stay open if people cannot work from home - including construction and manufacturing
  • Outdoor exercise and recreation will be allowed, but gyms will have to close
  • Clinically vulnerable advised not to go to work if they are unable to work from home

After 2 December, different regions will return to the tiers system, depending upon the rates of infection

Depends on the local infection rate all the places in England are in one of these three categories till Thursday, 

  • medium (tier one)
  • high (tier two)  
  • very high (tier three)

Lockdown rules in Wales

Lockdown is already applicable in wales from 23rd October 2020 to 9th November 2020 with the following restrictions,
  • People must stay at home for most of the circumstances.
  • People must not visit other families or meet other people they do not live with.
  • Most of the non-essential business are closed which includes bars, pubs etc.
  • Students who are above age 8 or studying in secondary school can continue their study through online classes.
  • People must wear face coverings (masks) in all public places
  • People can attend funerals and weddings but must fulfil the local rules.
Except this, all the supermarkets and groceries remain open but all the public must follow the local covid 19 protocol. Non-essential goods are not sold through supermarkets.

Lockdown rules in Scotland

Scotland is now following 0-4 levels of precaution measure and each area is now under one of these levels.

    • Level zero - People live a normal life without any restrictions.  But, no region has been set in this level
    • Level one - At this level, In time, six people from two families can meet indoors but that will not be allowed right now. Maximum of 6 people from two households can meet outdoors. Curfew is applicable after 22:30 for hospitality
    • Level two - There were no family gatherings at home, but up to six people from two families can meet outdoors. Most hospitality venues can open with limited control in serving of alcohol
    • Level three - No family gatherings at home. Hospitality venues can open till 18:00 but they don't serve alcohol. Non-essential travel in or out of the area is prohibited
    • Level four - Complete lockdown but there is no place is now under this category of precaution.

    Restrictions are already placed in Nothern Ireland on 16.10.2020 and will be valid for the next four weeks. 

    Government is strictly following the restriction measures against covid 19 which are limiting contact with others
    • Regular hand washing
    • Wearing of face covering 
    • Good social distancing

    For more information regarding with updated lockdown news please visit UK government website.

    Exprenza provides admission to Universities in UK and also advises students with the updated information with covid 19 news.  

    Most of the top ranking universities which offers different kind of scholarships to international students are still accepting applications. Students choose to study in england must check the correseponding website to get the updated information regarding with the latest covid 19 protocol.


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