Boris Johnson is predicted to announce his plan for winter on Monday, together with a strengthened three-tier system of native restrictions for England.
Ministers will then set out what tier every space will probably be positioned into on Thursday.
MPs are anticipated to be given the vote to approve the brand new system within the days earlier than it comes into power when the nationwide lockdown ends on 2 December.
What’s the new system going to seem like?
The nation will transfer again right into a three-tier system of regional restrictions, which was in power from 14 October till 5 November.
Whereas many native measures will probably be much like these in place beforehand, the tiers will probably be strengthened in some areas to safeguard positive factors made through the nationwide lockdown.
What’s the unique three tier system?
Tier 1 (medium): Rule of six if assembly indoors or open air; pubs and eating places shut at 10pm
Tier 2 (excessive): No family mixing indoors; rule of six applies open air; pubs and eating places shut at 10pm
Tier 3 (very excessive): No family mixing indoors or in some out of doors areas; pubs and bars not serving meals are closed
What is predicted over Christmas?
A number of households – doubtlessly three – may very well be allowed to create a bubble briefly between 22 and 28 December.
The plans might cowl all 4 nations of the UK, in keeping with studies.
Restrictions on church providers may be lifted permitting Christmas Day providers to be held.
However whereas plans haven’t but been set out, ministers have made clear that the festive season will probably be totally different to regular.
How lengthy will the brand new system final for?
The federal government is optimistic restrictions will be step by step lowered within the run-up to spring, offering vaccines are accepted by regulators, permitting a plan for the rollout to start subsequent month earlier than a wider programme within the new yr.
However with no vaccines having been accepted it’s nonetheless not clear precisely when the rollout will be capable to start.