Important Information: COVID19 announcement (31 Oct 2020)

Important Information: COVID19 announcement

Tonight the Prime Minister has addressed the nation. Some important points that have come out of tonight’s announcement:

- Furlough will be extended to December

- Non-essential shops to close.

- Supermarkets will remain open (and you WILL be able to buy non-essential items in supermarkets unlike in Wales).

- Bars and restaurants to close.

- Hairdressers and Gyms Closed

- Takeaways and Takeaway services can stay open.

- Single person households will be able to form a bubble with another household.

- Courts will remain open.

- Schools and Universities will remain open.

- Manufacturing and construction businesses can stay open.

- People must work from home where possible.

- International travel will also be banned, unless for work, although Brits abroad will be able to return.

- Overnight stays away from home will be permitted only for work purposes and travel within the UK, unless for work, is discouraged.

- Places of worship will stay open for private prayer but services will be banned.

- Funerals will be limited to close family only.

  • Unlimited outdoor exercise with your household or one-on-one with one person from another household
  • You can sit in park with your own household or one-on-one with one person from another household


- The Army has been brought in to work on logistics to help people discover if they are infectious and whether they need to self-isolate to help tackle COVID19.

These measures will come into effect for a month (4 weeks) from Thursday 5th November 2020.

My office will be publishing more information as soon as we can here on my website and on social media.

Local Covid Information

For the latest Berkshire Covid-19 information visit the Public Health Berkshire dashboard.