PUBLISHED: 13:02, Tue, Jan 5, 2021 | UPDATED: 14:25, Tue, Jan 5, 2021
Boris Johnson told the British public they should start following the new coronavirus restrictions immediately, despite the rules not becoming law until Wednesday. Speaking from Downing Street the Prime Minister said everyone will be asked to stay at home except for five “reasonable excuses”, including shopping for food or medicine, to seek medical care, go to work if you cannot do so from home and one form of daily exercise.
Mr Johnson has not given a definitive end date for the new national lockdown, but the current plan is to return to the regional tier system from mid-February.
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As part of the fresh restrictions, all schools in England have closed again, as they did during the first national lockdown which was introduced last March.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Schools will stay open for the vulnerable and the children of key workers but all other pupils have shifted to home-learning.
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Lockdown news: Do you agree with the return to a full lockdown? (Image: Getty)
Boris Johnson plunged England into its third national lockdown on Monday night (Image: Getty)
The decision came a day after the Prime Minister insisted schools were safe and urged parents to send primary-age children back to school on Monday.
But during his televised announcement on Monday evening, Mr Johnson said: "Parents whose children were in school today may reasonably ask 'why we did not take this decision sooner?'
"And the answer is simply that we've been doing everything in our power to keep the schools open because we know how important each day in education is to children's life chances.”
He stressed that schools were safe but they “act as vectors for transmission”, causing the virus to spread between households.
But do you back the Government’s decision to shut schools again and return to virtual lessons?
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