Breaking news: COVID19 PM Update 04.01.2021
04 January 2021 20:20

Below are the key highlights from tonight's Coronavirus Update made by the Prime Minister. 

Prime Minister announced that England will lockdown similar to those in March 2020 to keep the virus under control, with people told to "stay at home" and "schools shut" for most pupils from tomorrow, 5th January 2021 until February half term.

The announcement came after 58,784 tested positive in the past 24 hours with a number of deaths at 407.


BBC News has listed the following Highlights

At-a-glance: New rules in England

  • People cannot leave their homes except for certain reasons, like the first lockdown last March
  • These include essential medical needs, food shopping, exercise and work for those who cannot do so from home
  • All schools and colleges will close to most pupils from Tuesday with remote learning until February half term
  • Early years settings such as nurseries will stay open
  • End-of-year exams will not take place this summer as normal
  • Elsewhere, university students will not return to campuses and will be taught online
  • Restaurants can continue to offer delivery for food, but takeaway alcohol will be banned
  • Outdoor sports venues - such as golf courses, tennis courts, and outside gyms - must close
  • Amateur team sports are not allowed, but elite sport such as Premier League football can continue

For full details please head to the government website or you can WATCH the BSL News update here

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