Coronavirus update – New National Restrictions from 5 November 2020


The Prime Minister announced on Saturday 31 October that further measures will be put in place in England to tackle the spread of coronavirus from Thursday 5 November. The new measures will apply nationally for four weeks up to Wednesday 2 December.

From Thursday 5 November, you must stay at home. You may only leave home for specific reasons, including:

  • For education
  • For work – if you cannot work from home
  • For exercise and recreation outdoors, with your household or on your own with one person from another household
  • For medical reasons, appointments and to escape injury or harm
  • To shop for food and essentials
  • To provide care for vulnerable people, or as a volunteer

Key services will remain open including:

  • Health Services
  • Click and collect services and essential shops will remain open
  • Workplaces should stay open where people can’t work from home
  • Single adult households can still form exclusive support bubbles and children will be able to move between homes if their parents are separated.

Non-essential services including the following will be closed:

  • Leisure and entertainment venues
  • Pubs, bars, restaurants must close except for takeaway and delivery services.

Detailed guidance on the restrictions can be found on the Government’s website here. 

For more information and advice for residents in Northumberland regarding Coronavirus please visit Northumberland County Council’s website here. This contains a range of useful information, including answers to frequently asked questions.