DESPITE Boris Johnson vowing he would do "everything in his power" to avoid a national lockdown, a looming government announcement could prove otherwise.
Here's what we can expect and when the new rules will be imposed.
⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updatesIt will be a grim November for most if the UK plunges into a second national lockdownCredit: Getty Images - Getty
When will the new lockdown rules start?
The new measures could be introduced as soon as Monday or Wednesday.
,arom next weekAll areas across the UK are expected to enter Tier 3 — with some facing even stricter controls.
How long will they last?
The new measures are expected to last for a month until December 01.
Different regions would reportedly be allowed to come out of the national lockdown at different points under tiering measures and depending on the rate of infection.The new measures are said to be introduced to combat rising coronavirus cases
When are the new rules being announced?
Boris Johnson will address the nation today, October 31, to make important new announcements in relation to new coronavirus lockdown measures.
He will provide an update on the government's response to the COVID-19 outbreak at 5pm today from Downing Street.
The press conference will be held alongside chief medical officer for England Professor Chris Whitty and chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance.
You can watch the government's daily press briefings using a live stream on our YouTube channel.
You can also follow live updates on the conference and the coronavirus in the UK through our live blog.
The policy shift is expected to come after new data showed the extent of coronavirus cases across England.
The Office for National Statistics estimated Friday that 1 in 100 people in England, well over half a million, had the virus in the week to Oct. 23.
The U.K. is recording more than 20,000 new coronavirus infections a day, and government statisticians say the true figure is far higher.
The U.K. has Europes highest coronavirus death toll at more than 46,000.
Britain is on the brink of passing 1,000,000 coronavirus cases as the country nears a grim milestone.All areas across the UK are expected to enter Tier 3 — with some facing even stricter controls
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