PUBS face a bleak future along with restaurants, bars, shops, clubs and gyms following Boris Johnson's public address this evening.
From next week, the PM could order all to close. Here's everything we know.
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It remains unclear exactly what the new lockdown will look like.
However, all areas across the UK are expected to enter Tier 3 — with some facing even stricter controls.
Under Tier 3 rules, people are banned from mixing with other households, either indoors or outdoors and including in pubs and private gardens.
Will bars and restaurants close?
Pubs across the UK are bracing to close their doors for an entire month.
Under the most severe Tier 3 restrictions, pubs can only open if they serve ‘substantial meals’, allowing them to act like a restaurant.
A number of European countries, including Ireland, Italy and Spain, have gone into lockdown to limit the spread of coronavirus, ordering all pubs and non-essential shops and centres to be closed.
Will gyms have to close?
Yes. Gyms are deemed to be 'high risk' environments.
What shops will have to close?
The lockdown would likely see all non-essential businesses close and people told to stay mostly at home.
As yet, there has been no official revealing of which businesses will need to stay open, or which will shut, as part of the plans.
Brits will, however, be able to go to supermarkets and pharmacists in a second lockdown.
Banks and post offices are likely to stay open so the vital services they run can continue to be delivered.
Shops selling non-essential items include those selling clothing are electronics will close.
Other premises such as libraries, playgrounds and outdoor gyms, are likely to close immediately.
Scores of shops and food chains will need to close including McDonald’s, KFC and Greggs.
Fashion chains like H&M, Next and Evans will also shut up shops.
You can find the full list of premises that have been ordered to close on the GOV.UK website.
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