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England comes to life after the lockdown – and people go to Primark


The England lockdown is over and Wild Wednesday gave the economy a much-needed cash boost. Some shopping districts are busier today than they were a year ago, despite the country being in the middle of a pandemic and being captured by Boris Johnson's new tier system, MailOnline today can reveal.

Exclusive data from Springboard shows that retail parks have an average of 6.2 percent more people employed and thousands more Christmas shoppers visiting this morning than the same day a year ago. The battered main streets and shopping centers of Great Britain are between 18.5 and 40 percent quieter today than they were twelve months ago.

Experts believe retail parks are the preferred shopping destination in 2020 as people feel they can better protect themselves from coronavirus by driving there and taking a short walk into Covid-safe stores.

Debenhams started a fire sale of its shares today as administrators began liquidating the department store after 242 years of trading. Shoppers looking to save up to 70 percent on items stormed into their 124 stores, and the website crashed at lunchtime to shop for bargains after a million people joined the online queue.

Today is known as "Wild Wednesday" as stores can stay open all night for £ 900 million a day economic hit caused by the Prime Minister's controversial tier system. Millions enjoy a tiny taste of freedom by storming stores for pre-Christmas bargains and returning to the pub from 8 a.m. for the first time in four weeks.

Many outdoor bars and restaurants in Tier 2 London say they are fully booked tonight as friends plan to get together for an al fresco meal and some alcoholic beverages.

Fitness fanatics also went to the gym from midnight, others had their haircuts at 1 a.m. or went to the golf course or swimming pool at daybreak, while commuters went back to the office for the first time since November 5, as the controversial tiering system used by Mr Johnson was approved the Commons last night.

Many London Underground cars were full during morning rush hour. The number of passengers on the subway increased by 14 percent compared to last week and that of the buses by eight percent. While there were traffic jams on the busier routes, the congestion in London is at the level of a week ago and, according to TomTom traffic data, is around 50 percent lower than last year.

When Boris Johnson suffered his largest Tory riot to date over plains, he also made an appearance today:

  • Pfizer's vaccine is regulatory cleared for use in the UK and could roll out nationwide next week after the government orders 40 million doses. People in Wales are given ID cards that can be used to prove they have been vaccinated. However, Boris Johnson's cabinet has ruled this out for England.
  • Matt Hancock has indicated that areas with low infection will be downgraded above levels in two weeks after the Tory Riot.
  • Debenhams' website has collapsed under the weight of online traffic and is trying to get a 70 percent discount on fire-selling stocks. The Bonmarche fashion chain collapsed in administration for the second time in just over a year.
  • Pubs have reopened – confusion remains about what constitutes an "essential meal" required for an alcoholic beverage – but many landlords have opened for regulars to enjoy breakfast and a beer.
  • The government announced another 603 Covid deaths on Tuesday, bringing the UK to 59,051. There have been another 13,430 laboratory-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK as cases continue to decline.

Young shoppers with electric scooters try to force their way into JD Sports on Oxford Street as lockdown ended after four weeks in England and stores opened on Wild Wednesday

Shoppers storm Debenhams on Oxford Street this morning for fire bargains as the retailer is forgotten

Shoppers storm Debenhams on Oxford Street this morning for fire bargains as the retailer is forgotten

Newcastle city center was full of shoppers this afternoon despite Boris Johnson's Tier 3 rating

Newcastle city center was full of shoppers this afternoon despite Boris Johnson's Tier 3 rating

Manchester Council's Covid Marshalls manages a queue for a footlocker store in Manchester city center this morning

Manchester Council's Covid Marshalls manages a queue for a footlocker store in Manchester city center this morning

Tara Fazakerley celebrates meeting Primark in Bournemouth for the essentials and Christmas gifts as people queue up from dawn to get to the shops

Tara Fazakerley celebrates meeting Primark in Bournemouth for the essentials and Christmas gifts as people queue up from dawn to get to the shops

Bagged shoppers on Northumberland Street in Newcastle as non-essential stores in England open their doors to customers for the first time

Bagged shoppers on Northumberland Street in Newcastle as non-essential stores in England open their doors to customers for the first time

The first customers of the day at the Five Degree West Pub in Falmouth, Cornwall, enjoy a beer. It's one of only three areas in Tier 1 so you don't have to eat a meal and can meet people from outside your household

The first customers of the day at the Five Degree West Pub in Falmouth, Cornwall, enjoy a beer. It's one of only three areas in Tier 1 so you don't have to eat a meal and can meet people from outside your household

78-year-old Reg Steer was waiting eagerly outside the entrance to the Asparagus Pub - a Wetherspoon in Battersea, south-west London - and was the first to enjoy a beer with a breakfast wrap

78-year-old Reg Steer and his friends were waiting eagerly in front of the entrance to the Asparagus Pub - a Wetherspoon in Battersea, south-west London - and were the first to enjoy a beer for breakfast

78-year-old Reg Steer and his friends were eagerly waiting outside the entrance to the Asparagus Pub – a Wetherspoon in Battersea, south-west London – and were among the first in the country to enjoy a beer for breakfast

Two young women leave Lakeside, Essex laden with bags as England blows into the shops today

Two young women leave Lakeside, Essex laden with bags as England blows into the shops today

Swimmers known as the Lido Ladies pose by the pool during sunrise at Charlton Lido in Hornfair Park, London

Swimmers known as the Lido Ladies pose by the pool during sunrise at Charlton Lido in Hornfair Park, London

Barbers Emma Rolfe and Toby Sewell of The Town Barber in Falmouth, Cornwall, work with two clients before dawn

Barbers Emma Rolfe and Toby Sewell of The Town Barber in Falmouth, Cornwall, work with two clients before dawn

The gym members are returning to the David Lloyd Health Club in Leicester as stores reopened with restrictions today

The gym members are returning to the David Lloyd Health Club in Leicester as stores reopened with restrictions today

Social distancing was not possible on the Jubilee Line into central London this morning as the capital emerged from the lockdown

Social distancing was not possible on the Jubilee Line into central London this morning as the capital emerged from the lockdown

Bluewater's parking lots were full today
Bluewater was completely empty last month during the English suspension

See the difference: Bluewater's parking lots were full today despite being in Tier 3 Kent – but they were completely empty during the English lockdown last month

Long queues on the A40 in Perrivale, West London as the second national lockdown ends this morning and is replaced by steps

Long queues on the A40 in Perrivale, West London as the second national lockdown ends this morning and is replaced by steps

There were traffic jams today, but traffic jams in London are at the level of a week according to TomTom traffic data and are down by around 50 percent compared to last year

There were traffic jams today, but traffic jams in London are at the level of a week according to TomTom traffic data and are down by around 50 percent compared to last year

As of midnight, 99 percent of England has been rated Tier 2 or Tier 3 – which means they are excluded from any contact with other households indoors except during the Christmas period. Only Cornwall, the Isle of Wight and the Isles of Scilly are in Tier 1.

Queues meandered around the block outside Primarks in Manchester, Birmingham and Newcastle – all open 24 hours as of today – and social distancing went out the window as people were literally running into shops on the main street this morning as their doors opened.

Despite the strict restrictions on 55 million people, many look forward to returning from breakfast to the pub or later meeting friends for a beer while they have a "hearty meal". Landlords use ingenious methods to bypass the rules, including one in Worcester that is open for drinks as long as people order food from the chippy next door.

The 34-year-old gym boss Andreas Michli was attacked by supporters when he opened his doors at midnight. The owner was fined £ 67,000 and brought to justice by Haringey Council last month after taking a three-day break at the Zone Gym in Wood Green, north London, with more than 30 police officers.

The people of England quickly enjoyed greater freedoms after the end of the national lockdown and were replaced by a tiered system of restrictions.

And it seems that many hit the stores.

When the lockdown in Manchester was lifted and the city went straight to Tier 3, people could only enjoy the shops and bookmakers while cafes, pubs and restaurants stayed closed.

Wales is bringing "immunity passports": people are given ID cards to prove they have received a coronavirus vaccine

People in Wales are said to be given ID cards to prove they have been vaccinated against coronavirus, it was announced today.

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething revealed the move when he welcomed the news that Pfizer puffs had been approved by UK regulators.

The cards show the date of vaccination, and the Labor-led Welsh government insists that they serve as a “reminder” of when people need the second dose.

However, they voiced concerns about "authoritarian" crackdowns on pubs, shops and other public institutions that may request to see the evidence before people can access it.

UK government ministers have rejected the idea of ​​preparing official "immunity passports" that would allow people to return to normal life after receiving a stab.

Of the few people on Manchester Main Market Street, many complained that the new rules meant that little had changed.

18 year old dance student Erin Kelly told Mailonline, “It's nice to be able to go back to the stores, but it doesn't feel much different.

“The pubs and many cafes are closed, so you can't be out much.

“I think a lot of people are fed up with the restrictions. We have felt in them for ages.

“I still live at home, but a lot of my college friends are fed up with not being able to see other people.

& # 39; It's all very quiet. It's not what you want when Christmas is around the corner. & # 39;

Some buyers got up early to take advantage of the end of the lockdown.

A 66-year-old cleaning lady, Janet Oluwole, got up at 5 a.m. to take the bus into town.

She said, “The bus was a bit busy, but it feels very quiet.

“I was just in Primark to buy a £ 1 t-shirt and I want to do some more Christmas shopping.

"It feels great to be out of the office and go into a store."

78-year-old Reg Steer was waiting eagerly in front of the entrance to the Asparagus Pub – a Wetherspoon in Battersea, south-west London – for the doors to open at 8 a.m.

The retired roofer said he hadn't had beer during the entire lockdown and was looking forward to self-medication.

"I didn't have a beer even though nobody believes me," he told MailOnline. “I don't drink at home, this is for alcoholics. I didn't drink when I first locked down. & # 39;

Oxford Circus at dawn this morning as people returned to the shops in droves, giving the economy a huge boost

Oxford Circus at dawn this morning as people returned to the shops in droves, giving the economy a huge boost

Many London Underground cars were full during morning rush hour. The number of passengers on the subway increased by 14 percent compared to last week and that of the buses by 8 percent

Many London Underground cars were full during morning rush hour. The number of passengers on the subway increased by 14 percent compared to last week and that of the buses by 8 percent

Damian Brady, 66, was enjoying a drink in Asparagus with regular mate Steve Baker, 65, and boyfriend Sidney in Asparagus in Battersea

Damian Brady, 66, was enjoying a drink in Asparagus with regular mate Steve Baker, 65, and boyfriend Sidney in Asparagus in Battersea

JD Sports staff must warn customers to carefully enter the Oxford Street store today as social distancing went out the window

JD Sports staff must warn customers to carefully enter the Oxford Street store today as social distancing went out the window

Debenhams (pictured in central London) started a fire sale of its shares today as administrators began liquidating the department store after 242 years of trading

Debenhams (pictured in central London) started a fire sale of its shares today as administrators began liquidating the department store after 242 years of trading

Much of Debenhams' stock has been cut 50 to 70 percent in the Prince as administrators try to win money back

Much of Debenhams' stock has been cut 50 to 70 percent in the Prince as administrators try to win money back

Buyers hit Primark in Exeter, Devon, as the main streets were full again as non-essential purchases outside of Tier 3 are allowed

Buyers hit Primark in Exeter, Devon, as the main streets were full again as non-essential purchases outside of Tier 3 are allowed

Two women wrestle with their bags and wrapping paper outside of Lakeside in Thurrock

Two women wrestle with their bags and wrapping paper outside of Lakeside in Thurrock

Shoppers line up outside of Zara at the Bullring Shopping Center in Birmingham as the city centers come alive again

Shoppers line up outside of Zara at the Bullring Shopping Center in Birmingham as the city centers come alive again

A swimmer passes a swan in the open water at the Serpentine Swimming Club after the second national suspension ends

A swimmer passes a swan in the open water at the Serpentine Swimming Club after the second national suspension ends

People use the treadmills in one of the fitness areas at Kensington Leisure Center in West London

People use the treadmills in one of the fitness areas at Kensington Leisure Center in West London

Members of Allerton Manor Golf Club in Liverpool will play a round of golf on the first morning after the national coronavirus lockdown was lifted

Members of Allerton Manor Golf Club in Liverpool will play a round of golf on the first morning after the national coronavirus lockdown was lifted

A man has a cut at the Barber Barber hair salon in Liverpool city center this morning. Some hairdressers opened at 1am

A man has a cut at the Barber Barber hair salon in Liverpool city center this morning. Some hairdressers opened at 1am

Footlocker in central London was also busy as people queued for discounted trainers on the first real day of Christmas shopping

Footlocker in central London was also busy as people queued for discounted trainers on the first real day of Christmas shopping

Security was required when shoppers arrived on Oxford Street in Primark at 7 a.m. when people were rushing to pick up a bargain

Security was required when shoppers arrived on Oxford Street in Primark at 7 a.m. when people were rushing to pick up a bargain

Primark stock is being brought into the Oxford Street store by staff this morning as retailers hope for a Christmas shopping

Primark stock is being brought into the Oxford Street store by staff this morning as retailers hope for a Christmas shopping

Sophia Sammee is among the many thousands of people who returned to the gym for their fitness correction this morning when lockdown restrictions ended

Sophia Sammee is among the many thousands of people who returned to the gym for their fitness correction this morning when lockdown restrictions ended

Paul Crossman (who left a York-based licensee and pub activist) is toasting the end of the lockdown as millions can go out to drink with a "hearty meal."

Paul Crossman (who left a York-based licensee and pub activist) is toasting the end of the lockdown as millions can go out to drink with a "hearty meal."

Nursing homes will be the first to receive Covid-19 syringes when feasible as the UK approves Pfizer's 95% effective burst

Pfizer / BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine has been approved by the regulator

Pfizer / BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine has been approved by the regulator

Nursing home residents and the staff who care for them will be the first to receive the coronavirus vaccine from Pfizer / BioNTech. That was confirmed today after the breakthrough sealed approval from the UK Medical Regulatory Authority.

However, officials did not ensure that nursing homes would receive the vaccine before anyone else, admitting that "whether or not this is actually feasible depends on the deployment and implementation".

Pfizer / BioNTech's vaccine has been shown to block 95 percent of Covid-19 infections in late-stage studies, with younger volunteers and those over 65 who are most at risk of Covid being equally effective.

However, it must be stored at -70 ° C, which makes shipping the vaccine to nursing homes a logistical nightmare. Fifty NHS hospitals are already equipped with super cold freezers so health workers could be vaccinated first.

Matt Hancock said 800,000 doses of the sting – enough to vaccinate 400,000 people since it is administered in two shots – will be made available "starting next week" as he said the end of the pandemic was now "in sight" . The UK has ordered a total of 40 million cans, 10 million of which are due by the end of 2020 and the remainder due next year.

The UK Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) has filed for approval of the Pfizer vaccine at unprecedented speed within just a week of receiving final data from the Sting's phase 3 trials. The watchdog had performed an "ongoing review" of the sting and checked the data from its studies in real time.

Dr. June Raine, managing director of MHRA, insisted that despite the rapid approval, the vaccine was assessed with “meticulous care” and “no corners were cut”.

The announcement of Pfizer's approval comes on the day England emerged from its second national lockdown and stores reopened for “Wild Wednesday”.

He had already read the rules and knew that a small pack would be an "essential meal" that would allow him to order a beer when the bar opened at 9am.

"I asked someone the other day what the basic meal was and they said it was an egg wrap (£ 2.99)," he said. “So I get on mine at 8am so I can have a drink at 9am.

“It's nice to be back. But the drain is, once you've eaten, you can only have two drinks and then you have to go.

"Otherwise you'll go to another pub and do the same thing – just go from pub to pub."

Damian Brady, 66, enjoyed a drink over asparagus with regulars Steve Baker, 65, and boyfriend Sidney.

Mr Brady ordered a Kronenbourg with his full English breakfast but was disappointed with the government's new rules.

He said to MailOnline: 'This breakfast will be the slowest breakfast in history, I will still be here at 4pm. One bean, two beans …

“The government has no idea – the rules are absolutely childish. There is no set pattern at all. & # 39;

Mr Brady tried to order a second beer when the waitress was delivering his breakfast but was informed by his friends that it was against the rules.

"I tried and I failed," he joked. “The rules remind me of a puzzle – it's almost that complicated.

“At the same time, it's great to come into the pub and talk to people.

"Even though I was happy at home – four cans of Stella, £ 5.50 and four cans of Guinness, £ 5 – I was in my element."

Helen Dickinson, General Manager of the British Retail Consortium, said: “Thousands of retailers look forward to welcoming their customers again.

& # 39; Safety remains the number one priority for retailers who have spent hundreds of millions doing business Covid-safe.

& # 39; With billions of sales lost during lockdown, stores want to provide a safe and enjoyable shopping experience to bring customers back.

“Christmas is just around the corner, so everyone has a reason to visit their local stores.

"Every purchase we make is helping a retailer, protecting a job and supporting a local community."

Shops, restaurants, bars and other businesses in Falmouth, Cornwall opened their doors today as the county exited lockdown and came under Tier 1 restrictions.

Emma Rolfe and Toby Sewell, both 51, from the Town Barber, opened their store at dawn and had two customers at 8 a.m.

Toby said, "It's good to be back in business, we didn't open earlier than usual – we just got up and started as usual."

Jon Newton, 31, the general manager of the local pub Five Degrees West, got his first beer for a waiting drinker at 9 a.m.

He said: “We are pleased with the government's decision to take us into the first stage, but of course you have to feel for the companies that have not been able to open as usual.

“It's been a tough year, but we hope that people will come out and have a beer with us.

“Some of the policies in place, like the Eat Out to Help Out program, have been beneficial to us, but that doesn't make up for the months we were closed during the lockdown.

“It's definitely positive to be open in December. It's one of the busiest times of the year for us.

“This year we've tried to specialize and started offering pizzas to prepare for when we go into a third lockodwn – so we can offer pizza take away. We want to be prepared. & # 39;

Teenagers laden with bags stand in line outside JD Sports while a police officer watches Oxford Street in the foreground

Teenagers laden with bags stand in line outside JD Sports while a police officer watches Oxford Street in the foreground

General Manager Jon Newton serves a beer to the first customer of the day at Five Degree West in Falmouth

General Manager Jon Newton serves a beer to the first customer of the day at Five Degree West in Falmouth

People stood in line to go to Cheltenham's John Lewis store and grab some bargains off the shelves

People stood in line to go to Cheltenham's John Lewis store and grab some bargains off the shelves

The women's fashion retailer Bonmarche collapses – 1,500 jobs are at risk

The women's fashion retailer Bonmarche broke into its administration for the second time in a little over a year, according to the administrators

The women's fashion retailer Bonmarche broke into its administration for the second time in a little over a year, according to the administrators

The women's fashion retailer Bonmarche broke into its administration for the second time in a little over a year, according to the administrators.

The brand has recently been grappling with soaring costs like business rates and rising wages, as well as dwindling footprints on the UK's main roads.

Bonmarche was bought back in 2012 as part of a rescue deal by the private equity company Sun European Partners.

The company was later floated on the London Stock Exchange before retail tycoon Philip Day acquired a majority stake earlier this year.

A large number of shareholders then sold their shares in Mr. Day, giving him a 95 percent stake in the ailing retailer.

Some of the toughest fitness fanatics even hit the weights for a midnight workout when a London gym owner opened its doors at midnight.

All non-essential stores are allowed to open starting today, paving the way for a festive shopping spree that is likely to drive people back to the country's battered main streets.

A fire sale at Debenhams is expected to fuel the shopping bonanza as bargain hunters are lured in by price cuts of up to 70 percent ahead of the company's imminent liquidation after the collapse of bailout talks.

A forerunner of today's likely rush for generous discounts – as the chain reopened its soon-to-run 124 stores – was spotted last night when more than a million people flooded the store's website.

The sudden surge in activity when England lifted blanket restrictions is dubbed "Wild Wednesday" – but the vast majority of the public will still live under draconian laws.

Boris Johnson overcame the biggest Tory rebellion of his term last night for his new tier system to slacken the Commons by 291 to 78, with Labor MPs abstaining.

This heralds the government's previous strategy of dividing the country into three "alert levels" – but this time with tougher measures and with 99 percent of the country facing the two top levels.

The pubs curfew has been extended to 11 p.m., but they are grappling with the new regulations. In tier 2 they can only serve alcohol with a “substantial meal” and in tier 3 they are restricted to take away.

But despite the pandemic that is still looming in everyday life, many Britons cheered when the Freedom Shower went into effect today.

A major operation to roll out Covid tests, where nursing home residents see and hug their families, has begun, with a two-week pilot in Liverpool starting today.

The Ministry of Health and Welfare says it will change the holiday season with over a million tests scheduled to be shipped to vendors over the next month.

Liverpool City Council announced this morning that workers in 12 nursing homes have been trained to use the cross-flow devices.

Abbeydale participates in the study and explains how the new system will work.

Kerry Johnson, manager of the nursing home, said visitors would go to a center 24 hours before the scheduled visit for PCR and lateral flow tests.

She added, “Depending on whether they are negative, they come to the nursing home. They will do another side flow test, they will use proper PPE including mask, dress, gloves and visor if necessary and if this becomes obviously negative they will be supported to their loved ones in their visit ”.

Early morning swimmers during sunrise at Charlton Lido in south east London this morning as people took a step towards much-needed normalcy

Early morning swimmers during sunrise at Charlton Lido in south east London this morning as people took a step towards much-needed normalcy

People queuing outside T.K.Maxx in Birmingham where they can get up to 60 percent off items inside

People queuing outside T.K.Maxx in Birmingham where they can get up to 60 percent off items inside

People queued around the block to get to their local Primark, which was open for the next 24 hours

People queued around the block to get to their local Primark, which was open for the next 24 hours

Commuters cross London Bridge this morning as more offices open after four weeks of only essential travel

Commuters cross London Bridge this morning as more offices open after four weeks of only essential travel

Buyers line up outside Primark in Birmingham as England's lockdown ended and people went shopping on Wild Wednesday

Buyers line up outside Primark in Birmingham as England's lockdown ended and people went shopping on Wild Wednesday

Insider shoppers made bargains with Primark's stores that were open 24 hours to reclaim cash

Insider shoppers made bargains with Primark's stores that were open 24 hours to reclaim cash

Queues outside Primark on Northumberland Street in Newcastle city center this morning, an hour before business opens

Queues outside Primark on Northumberland Street in Newcastle city center this morning, an hour before business opens

Wetherspoons Pub in Southampton is preparing tables for the first day of trading after the lockdown

Wetherspoons Pub in Southampton is preparing tables for the first day of trading after the lockdown

Some of the toughest fitness fanatics even hit the weights for a midnight workout when a London gym owner, Andreas Michli (pictured), who had previously been fined for breaking the lock, opened his doors at midnight

Some of the toughest fitness fanatics even hit the weights for a midnight workout when a London gym owner, Andreas Michli (pictured), who had previously been fined for breaking the lock, opened his doors at midnight

Hundreds of thousands of shoppers have flooded the Debenhams website for generous discounts as the department store tries to clear its inventory before it finally closes

Debenhams is poised for liquidation after 242 years of trading 12,000 jobs at risk after JD Sports refused to buy the brand amid the chaos caused by the collapse of Arcadia

Hundreds of thousands of shoppers have flooded the Debenhams website for generous discounts as the department store tries to clear its inventory before it finally closes

The Tube was busier than usual at London Bridge Station this morning when people returned to the office

The Tube was busier than usual at London Bridge Station this morning when people returned to the office

People wearing face masks walk past a sign on Market Street in Manchester that is on Tier 3 but wants to reach Tier 2

People wearing face masks walk past a sign on Market Street in Manchester that is on Tier 3 but wants to reach Tier 2

Debenhams on Oxford Street in London last night. The 242 year old brand entered management and the stores will soon be closed

Debenhams on Oxford Street in London last night. The 242 year old brand entered management and the stores will soon be closed

Boris Johnson said there was a "compelling case" for the regional levels as he faced a Commons showdown over his new coronavirus rules

Boris Johnson overcame the biggest Tory rebellion of his term last night for his new tier system to slacken the Commons by 291 to 78, with Labor MPs abstaining

“Let's have a cooked breakfast and a beer!”: Tier 2 drinkers are happy when the ban ends, while Tier 3 drinkers ask for the pub

England's second national lockdown ended overnight, causing a wave of excitement on social media as people prepared to return to the pubs – and landlords prepared for a busy day serving "extensive meals" .

Social media users rejoiced this morning with the end of the month-long shutdown that ended overnight.

The blocking rules will be replaced by a new tiered system from today. The rules stipulate that pubs in Tier 2 areas, including London and much of the Southeast, can reopen.

Hours after the ban was lifted, tier 2 social media users quickly showed their willingness to return to the pubs.

But those in Tier 3, where pubs and restaurants are only open for takeout, had to long for a beer.

A Twitter user, Neil Hughes, said, "I'll make a hot breakfast and a beer."

No, Evans said, “We made it to the end of the lockdown. See use (sic) in the pub for 5 Guinness and a Cesar salad. & # 39;

Another said, "Lockdown is over, you can catch me in the pub with my friends tonight unless you're in tier 2 or 3."

34-year-old gym boss Andreas Michli was attacked by supporters tonight when he opened his doors at midnight.

The owner was fined £ 67,000 and brought to justice by Haringey Council last month after taking a three-day break at the Zone Gym in Wood Green, north London, with more than 30 police officers.

But he was back in business last night, greeting around 60 people through his doors – and boasting that the prime minister had been influenced by his protest.

As the crowd lined up to get back on the treadmills, Mr Michli told MailOnline, “I have no doubt that we managed to change the Prime Minister's mind about opening gyms.

He saw what was going on and listened. But the war continues and now it's not just about gyms anymore. I feel like I'm fighting for all kinds of companies.

"So many business owners are suffering, so it's great to see here tonight the excitement and excitement that we are reopening."

One of the first to stand at the door was personal trainer Sophia Sammee (35) from Friern Barnet, North London, who said: “You can see happiness on people's faces here tonight.

"Everyone is buzzing that the lockdown is over." This gym was my home and I really wanted to be here by midnight. Andreas was brave to be open and I was proud to support him. & # 39;

Lawyer trainee Dennis Adjei-Sarpong, 26, said, “There are so many smiles here tonight that this place is open again. People just want to get lost in their workouts and fitness again. I can't wait to hit the weights myself. It's a great moment. & # 39;

Mr Michli amassed a fortune in solid criminal charges only to tear them apart on his Instagram channel and invite members back to his gym – just so the judges can shut him down.

Despite breaking the law during the lockdown, he said he was inundated with messages of support from well-wishers from across the country.

“I'm not paying the fine, and if the Haringey Council wants the money, they'll have to take me to court because I'm not giving a cent. I feel like the public is swaying behind me and it's an amazing feeling.

Mr Michli told MailOnline: "I am sure that we have succeeded in changing the Prime Minister's mind about opening gyms."

Mr Michli told MailOnline: "I am sure that we have succeeded in changing the Prime Minister's mind about opening gyms."

The UK recorded an additional 13,430 coronavirus infections and 603 deaths in the past 24 hours as England ended shutdown

The UK recorded an additional 13,430 coronavirus infections and 603 deaths in the past 24 hours as England ended shutdown

PM suffers the biggest revolt of its tenure – but wins the votes of the stages

Boris Johnson approved his brutal post-lockdown steps from the Commons last night, thanks to Sir Keir Starmer's tacit support, after witnessing the biggest Tory uprising in this Parliament when more than 50 Tories defied the whip.

The new three-tier system was signed by a margin of 291-78 and went into effect at midnight after Labor abstained from voting. Despite the complaint, the regime was not harsh enough and there was not enough support for corporate-crippled hotel companies in government shutdowns.

While the majority of the headlines 213 were healthy, the riot of 55 Tories – including the suspended Julian Lewis – made the riot the largest in this Parliament after 44 previously violated the pub curfew.

Another 17 appear to have abstained, although it is not clear how many were given permission to stay away. Sir Keir suffered his own uprising, along with Jeremy Corbyn and eight DUP politicians, in which 15 defied the whip.

Although the Labor move guaranteed victory number 10, Mr Johnson was exposed to the wrath of his own benches. If all opposition parties had voted against the government, the prime minister would have been easily defeated.

The rebellion may have permanently wiped the possibility of a blanket shutdown of the virus in the future, and likely set alarm bells in No. 10 as the Prime Minister's authority continues to wane.

“We were expecting a big crowd at twelve because so many people on social media said they wanted to be here when the doors open.

“We had a lot of love and support from all over the country who supported us. Since we're a 24-hour gym, it made sense to open at midnight. & # 39;

Mr Michli has 1,200 members, but the social distancing rules mean he will be limited to 85 members in his gym at a time.

& # 39; We will be following government guidelines on how many people can be on the premises at one time. And we will enforce social distancing. Even so, it's a big step back to normal life. & # 39;

On Wild Wednesday, there will also be a flash of shops on the main drag as people try to buy gifts weeks before Christmas.

It's powered by a bargain bonanza from Debenhams, which cut the prices of handbags, shoes, boots, watches, and dresses.

The chain has become the youngest victim on Main Street and is being liquidated in the New Year after rescue talks with JD Sport fail. It has drawn a line under 242 years of trade and put 12,000 jobs at risk.

There was a 20 minute wait late Tuesday evening "due to exceptional demand" with over 300,000 trying to get to the site at one point and the total number of buyers exceeding a million.

A bloody year for retailers amid the pandemic peaked this week when both Debenhams and Sir Philip Green's Arcadia group collapsed.

Arcadia, which owns Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins and Burton, has taken over management and put 13,000 jobs at risk.

Meanwhile, people on social media today are celebrating the end of lockdowns and the beginning of Tier 2 restrictions in some areas that allow pubs to reopen.

One Twitter user, Jo Mac, said, “And we're no longer banned! Wohoooo !!! Who would want to come to the pub with me to have a beer and a good meal? «

Another said: & # 39; Woohoo !! The blocking has ended. We are free to have a beer in the pub.

“With a Scottish egg, of course. Do we have to sit at a table and eat it with a knife and fork, or can we stand at the bar? & # 39;

Another said, "Lockdown is over, you can catch me in the pub with my friends tonight unless you're in tier 2 or 3."

What do the new animal restrictions mean to me, how do I have a beer and where can I see my friends and family? Important questions and answers as England's lockdown ends today

Almost all parts of England started life today under new coronavirus curbs with a ban on indoor mixing and restrictions on hospitality.

Large parts of the Midlands, Northeast and Northwest have been placed in the most restrictive level three, but London and much of the south are in the second level.

Around 23.3 million people are subject to the strictest restrictions, while 32 million people are in the second stage after the national lockdown ends at midnight.

In the second tier, the restrictions mean a ban on households mixing indoors and in pubs and restaurants that can only sell alcohol with a "substantial meal".

Tier 3 measures mean a ban on mixing households, except in certain circumstances such as in parks, with restaurants that are restricted to takeaway or delivery.

Here MailOnline answers some of the most important questions about the new system, for which slightly different rules apply than for the levels defined before the second blocking:

How do I find out which level I am at?

The government has introduced a postcode checker here. There were technical problems initially and was removed last week but is now operational again.

You can also scroll down for a list of level two and level three areas. The only areas in Tier 1 are Cornwall, the Isle of Wight and the Isles of Scilly.

When did the restrictions take effect?

The national lockdown for England ended at 12:01 a.m. this morning, at which point the new tier restrictions came into effect.

How often are tier placements checked?

The levels are reviewed every two weeks, with the first review being on December 16.

The new levels will be announced the following day, December 17th, and will take effect on December 19th, the last Saturday before Christmas.

TIER 2 – HIGH ALARM

What does "tier two" mean?

This means the area is on high alert for coronavirus. The government states that it has "higher or rapidly increasing levels of infection that require some additional restrictions".

Can I see my friends or family inside?

No, unless they are in your household. You can't get in touch with anyone who you don't live with or who isn't in your support bubble, be it at home or in a public place

Can I see my friends and family outdoors, including in gardens?

Yes, with restrictions. You cannot socialize outside in a group of more than six people, not even in a garden or public space. This is known as the "Rule of Six".

Can i go to the pub?

Yes, with restrictions. You can only be in a pub with your own household and are only allowed to serve alcohol with "large meals".

You can go outside a pub with members of other households within the “six rule”, but the same rules apply to alcohol.

What is an Essential Meal?

There have been some doubts about the exact definition, and housing clerk Robert Jenrick suggested last month that a Cornish pasty would only fall under the rules if it was put on a plate of salad or french fries.

The generally accepted definition is that it has to be a real meal and not chips, nuts or other snacks.

Can i go to a restaurant?

Yes, with the same restrictions as above on where you can sit with members of other households.

Can I go to the bar in a pub or restaurant?

No. Hospitality businesses that sell food or beverages for consumption on their premises are only required to offer table service in premises where alcohol is sold.

Are nightclubs opening again?

No, night clubs are still closed by law.

Is the curfew for pubs and restaurants still in place?

Yes, but it was put back an hour. Now the catering facilities have to close between 23:00 and 05:00 and no longer take orders after 22:00.

Are there any exceptions to the curfew?

Yes, restaurants in airports, ports, transport services and motorway service stations are exempt from the curfew.

Can you get something to take away after 10 p.m.?

Yes. Hospitality companies and event venues that sell food and beverages for consumption outside of their premises can also do so after 10:00 p.m., provided this is done via a delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through.

Are other companies also under curfew?

Yes, casinos, cinemas, theaters, museums, bowling alleys, arcades, fairs, theme parks, adventure parks and bingo halls are closed at 11 p.m.

Are there exceptions for cinemas and theaters with late shows?

Yes. Cinemas, theaters, and concert halls can remain open after 11 p.m. to complete shows that start before 10 p.m.

Are there new capacity rules for the audience at events?

Yes. Public participation in outdoor and indoor events is permitted, whichever is lower: 50 percent capacity or either 2,000 people outdoors or 1,000 people indoors

The City of London is haunted this morning. The capital will be in Tier 2 next week

The City of London is haunted this morning. The capital will be in Tier 2 next week

Can i watch live sports?

Yes. Public participation in spectator sports and business events can resume inside and outside. This is subject to social contact rules and is limited to the lower capacity: 50 percent capacity or either 2,000 people outdoors or 1,000 people indoors.

Can i go to church

Yes. Places of worship are open, but you cannot interact with people outside of your household or support bubbles while you are in the house unless a legal exception applies.

Are Weddings Back?

Yes. Weddings can be held with a limited number of participants – 15 people can attend wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Are funerals still allowed?

Yes. Now 30 people can attend funeral ceremonies, and 15 people can attend associated memorial services such as guarding or setting stones.

Can organized sport continue?

Yes. Organized outdoor sports as well as physical activity and exercise classes can continue.

What about organized indoor sports?

Yes, with restrictions. Organized indoor sports, exercise and exercise classes are only allowed if it is possible for people not to mix with people they do not live with (or with whom they share a support bubble).

There are exceptions for indoor disabled sports, sports for educational purposes, and supervised sports and physical activity for children under the age of 18 that can be done with a mix of larger groups.

Will gyms be open?

Yes.

Are there any travel restrictions?

Yes. The government says you can travel to venues or facilities that are open, but "should aim to reduce the number of trips you make where possible".

Do the rules change when you travel to a first tier area?

No. If you live in a second-level area, you must continue to follow the second-level rules when traveling to a first-level area.

What if you go to a third level area?

The government advises people to avoid traveling to or staying overnight in third tier areas "except when necessary," e.g. B. for work, education, youth welfare, medical treatment or for care duties.

It adds that humans can travel through a Tier 3 area as part of a longer trip.

What rules do you follow when switching between levels?

You must follow the rules of the level you are in or the level you are attending – whichever is higher.

Can you go abroad

Yes, with exceptions. For information on international travel, see the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office travel advice for your destination and the list of travel corridors.

Which areas are in stage two?

The government website provides a full list of the second tier areas.

East of England

  • Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes
  • Cambridgeshire, including Peterborough
  • Essex, Thurrock and Southend on Sea
  • Hertfordshire
  • Norfolk
  • Suffolk

London

  • all 32 boroughs plus the City of London

South east

  • Bracknell Forest
  • Brighton and Hove
  • Buckinghamshire
  • East Sussex
  • Hampshire (excluding the Isle of Wight), Portsmouth and Southampton
  • Oxfordshire
  • read
  • Surrey
  • West Berkshire
  • West Sussex
  • Windsor and Maidenhead
  • Wokingham

northwest

  • Cumbria
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Warrington and Cheshire

southwest

  • Bath and North East Somerset
  • Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
  • Devon
  • Dorset
  • Gloucestershire
  • South Somerset, Somerset West and Taunton, Mendip and Sedgemoor
  • Wiltshire and Swindon
  • West Midlands
  • Herefordshire
  • Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin
  • Worcestershire
  • Yorkshire
  • North Yorkshire
  • York

East Midlands

  • Northamptonshire
  • Rutland

TIER 3 – VERY HIGH ALARM

What does "tier three" mean?

This is a "very high" alert level – the highest of the three-level system – for areas with a very high or very rapidly increasing infection rate that have more stringent restrictions.

Can I see my friends or family inside?

No, unless they are in the same household. The rules for doing this are the same in stage two.

Can I see my friends and family outdoors?

Yes, but not in private gardens. You can socialize only in groups of up to six people in other outdoor public areas, including a park, beach, public landscape, public garden, heritage site, or castle or sports complex.

People are in Leeds today before the city enters stage three next Wednesday after the lockdown

People are in Leeds today before the city enters stage three next Wednesday after the lockdown

Can I go to the pub or restaurant?

No. These must all be closed by law, except to take away.

Can I get take away?

Yes. Hospitality establishments such as pubs, cafes and restaurants can continue selling via take-out, click-and-collect, drive-through or delivery service.

Can I stay in a hotel?

No. Accommodation such as hotels, B & Bs, campsites and guest houses must be closed. There are several exceptions, e.g. B. For those who use these venues as their primary residence and those who need venues where it is "reasonably necessary for work or education and training".

Which venues have to be closed?

Most entertainment and tourist spots are closing, including:

  • Indoor play centers and areas, including trampoline parks and soft play
  • Casinos
  • Bingo halls
  • Bowling alleys
  • Ice rinks
  • Arcades and game centers for adults
  • Laser quests and escape rooms
  • Cinemas, theaters and concert halls
  • Snooker halls

Can indoor attractions remain open at outdoor venues?

No. Indoor attractions at primarily outdoor entertainment will also have to close, although indoor shops, thoroughfares, and public toilets at such attractions may remain open.

This includes indoor attractions in:

  • Zoos, safari parks and nature reserves
  • Aquariums, farm visitor attractions, and other animal attractions
  • Model villages
  • Museums, galleries and sculpture parks
  • Botanical gardens, biomes or greenhouses
  • Theme parks, circuses, exhibition centers and fairs
  • Visitor attractions in film studios, cultural heritage sites such as castles and mansions
  • Sights such as viewing platforms and viewing platforms

Can leisure and sports facilities remain open?

Yes, with restrictions. Group exercise classes including fitness and dance should not be conducted. Saunas and steam baths should also be closed.

Can I participate in a live sporting event?

No. There should be no public participation in spectator sports or indoor performances, and large business events should not be held. However, elite sporting events can still take place without spectators.

People are walking around Birmingham today before the region starts complying with Tier 3 rules next week

People are walking around Birmingham today before the region starts complying with Tier 3 rules next week

Can do big outdoor events take place?

No. Performances and shows should not take place with the exception of drive-in events.

Can I still go to church?

Yes. Places of worship will remain open, but you will not be allowed to socialize or socialize with anyone outside of your household or support bubble during your stay, unless a legal exception applies

Can a wedding take place?

Yes. Weddings can be carried out with limited number of participants – 15 people can attend the ceremonies, receptions are not permitted.

Can i go to a funeral?

Yes. 30 people can attend funeral ceremonies, and 15 people can attend associated memorial services

Can organized outdoor sports take place?

Yes. Organized outdoor sports as well as physical activity and exercise classes can continue. However, there should be no higher risk contact activities.

Can indoor sports take place?

No. Organized indoor sports, exercise and exercise classes cannot take place indoors.

There are exemptions for indoor disabled sports, sports for educational purposes, and supervised sports and physical activity for children under the age of 18.

Can I still travel to places?

Yes. You can still travel to open venues or facilities, but your aim should be to reduce the number of trips you make whenever possible.

Can I vacation in other parts of the UK?

No. You should “avoid traveling to other parts of the UK” including overnight stays other than necessary, e.g. B. for work, education, youth welfare, medical treatment or for care duties. However, you can travel to other areas as part of a longer trip.

Can i go abroad?

Yes, with restrictions. For information on international travel, see the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office travel advice for your destination and the list of travel corridors.

Which areas are in level three?

Here is a full list of the third tier areas as per the government website.

East Midlands

  • Derby and Derbyshire
  • Leicester and Leicestershire
  • Lincolnshire
  • Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

Northeast

  • Northeast Combined Authority:
  • County Durham
  • Gateshead
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • North Tyneside
  • Northumberland
  • South Tyneside
  • Sunderland
  • Tees Valley Combined Authority:
  • Darlington
  • Hartlepool
  • Middlesbrough
  • Redcar and Cleveland
  • Stockton-on-Teas

northwest

  • Blackburn with Darwen
  • Blackpool
  • Greater Manchester
  • Lancashire

South east

  • Kent and Medway
  • Slough (Rest of Berkshire is Tier 2: High Alert)

southwest

  • Bristol
  • North Somerset
  • South Gloucestershire

West Midlands

  • Birmingham and Black Land
  • Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent
  • Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull

Y.Orkshire and The Humber

  • The Humber
  • South Yorkshire
  • West Yorkshire

Collection exceptions for all tires

Are there exceptions to assembly boundaries at all levels?

Yes, the following exceptions to the rule of six apply below:

  • as part of a single household or a support bubble
  • for work or the provision of voluntary or community service, including in other people's homes
  • for childcare, education or training – that is, education and training provided as part of a formal curriculum
  • for supervised activities for children, including all-round supervision (before and after school), groups and activities for children under 18, and children's playgroups
  • for formal self-help groups as well as parent and child groups – up to 15 people from 5 years
  • To enable contact between birth parents and cared for children as well as between cared for siblings
  • for agreements in which children do not live in the same household as their parents or legal guardians
  • for potential adoptive parents to meet a child or children who can be placed with them
  • for birth partners
  • Attend a funeral – with no more than 30 people present – or a memorial event such as a wake-up call for someone who has died – no more than 15 people present
  • to see someone terminally ill or at the end of their life
  • attend a wedding or a civil partnership – with no more than 15 people present
  • To provide emergency aid
  • to avoid injury or illness or to avoid the risk of injury
  • to fulfill a legal obligation, such as B. participation in a court or jury service
  • To provide care or support for vulnerable people or to give a caregiver a break
  • to make moving home easier

CHRISTMAS

With the British planning their festive trip and looking forward to spending months with their families after months, it looks like Christmas for many.

However, the question that remains is how busy the trains will be and whether the roads will be congested in the period that three households can bubble over the next month.

People will travel the country from December 23rd to 27th to be with loved ones. Many have to decide which side of the family to visit.

And the roads and rails are therefore likely to be overcrowded if there are concerns that they are overcrowded and there are large queues if everyone hits the network at the same time.

The Ministry of Transport has appointed a Christmas travel tsar who will check that the rail, air and road networks are ready for the travel boost.

Meanwhile, new guides on Santa & # 39; s grottoes, Christmas carols and nativity plays have also shown what to expect in the coming weeks before Christmas.

Here MailOnline deals with the most important questions from Christmas carols to train tickets and from road works to Christmas bubbles:

CHRISTMAS SERVICES, CAROLS AND GROTTOOS

Will Christmas carols be allowed this year?

Yes. You can sing from door to door, but only in groups of six and at least two meters from the "threshold of an apartment".

Participants are also expected to follow social distance by staying at least two meters away from people who do not come from the same household.

Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London, said the news that people can come together to sing outdoors during the festive season "will bring comfort and joy" to many.

This type of Christmas carol singing is not allowed - participants must stand in groups of up to six people at least two meters apart. They must also stand at least two meters from the houses

This type of Christmas carol singing is not allowed – participants must stand in groups of up to six people at least two meters apart. They must also stand at least two meters from the houses

Can you sing carols in church?

No, unless you are in a choir. Government guidelines for Christmas time released on Sunday allow indoor singing when England's national lockdown ends on Wednesday, but only by choirs and without audience participation.

Indoor singing by professional and amateur choirs may take place depending on the level of the area, but audiences or communities are not allowed to participate in "activities that can generate aerosols, including singing, shouting, and chanting."

These activities are known to increase the risk of virus transmission. For indoor choirs, the maximum number of people present should “take into account the area of ​​the room and the requirement to maintain a social distance of two meters at all times”.

Will normal worship resume?

Yes. The service can take place on all levels again from Wednesday. During the last lockdown, places of worship were only allowed to hold private prayers.

Can school nursery plans happen?

Yes, with restrictions. School crib games may take place "within the existing school bubbles" and avoid mixing between the groups.

The audience is only allowed to participate in tier 1 and tier 2 areas – subject to “appropriate protective measures”. Tier 3 recommends schools to use live streaming or record the shows.

Santa Claus speaks to two year old Leo over a live video stream in a virtual grotto in the UK

Santa Claus speaks to two year old Leo over a live video stream in a virtual grotto in the UK

Can you take your child to a Santa Claus grotto?

Yes. Santa's grottoes can be opened on all levels – as long as they are in places where Covid is allowed to open and set up safe measures such as social distancing.

For people hoping to get in the festive mood by visiting a Christmas market, the government recommends checking the rules according to their level.

It says: "The rules can be different for indoor shops and open-air shops such as Christmas markets or Christmas tree markets."

TRAIN

Can I book tickets in advance?

Yes. Rail passengers are encouraged to book in advance now as they fear they will be overcrowded as some key stations and lines will be closed, adding to the potential chaos.

Wann sind die Züge am stärksten frequentiert?

Die Krisenzeiten könnten um den 23. und 27. Dezember liegen. Dies sind die Start- und Enddaten des Zeitraums, in dem drei Haushalte zu Weihnachten zusammenblasen können.

In der Woche zwischen dem 25. Dezember und der ersten Januarwoche reisen normalerweise mehr als zwei Millionen Menschen mit dem Zug, was das System erheblich belastet.

Werden Tickets ausgebucht?

Yes. Zum Beispiel ist die billigste LNER-Single am Morgen des 23. Dezember von London King's Cross nach Edinburgh £ 74, aber einige Züge sind bereits ausverkauft.

Wer an diesem Morgen von London Euston nach Manchester an der Westküste von Avanti reist, kann vor 7 Uhr morgens eine Single für 30 Pfund bekommen, aber der Preis steigt bis 9.30 Uhr auf 85 Pfund.

Einige Züge von Euston nach Birmingham sind bereits ausverkauft, aber bald werden weitere Tickets verfügbar sein – und die Chiltern-Route von Marylebone kostet nur £ 6,40.

Am selben Morgen, wenn Sie von London Paddington nach Cardiff reisen, kostet die billigste Single der Great Western Railway £ 35,40, wobei die meisten Züge ausreichend verfügbar sind.

Müssen Sie ein Ticket im Voraus buchen?

Ja, aber nur in einigen Zeilen. LNER, das von London King's Cross nach Leeds, Edinburgh und Newcastle fährt, erlaubt nur Personen, mit einer Sitzplatzreservierung zu reisen.

Die Passagiere warten am Heiligabend 2013 auf einen Zug am Bahnhof London Waterloo

Die Passagiere warten am Heiligabend 2013 auf einen Zug am Bahnhof London Waterloo

Könnten Tickets im Preis fallen?

Yes. Die Betreiber haben angekündigt, dass in Kürze weitere Vorverkaufskarten erhältlich sein werden, und die Rail Delivery Group hat den Mitarbeitern geraten, die Überprüfung fortzusetzen und sich für Benachrichtigungen anzumelden.

Avanti West Coast, das Züge von London Euston nach Birmingham, Glasgow und Manchester fährt, veröffentlicht ab morgen (1. Dezember) weitere Vorverkaufstarife.

Werden Vorverkaufskarten später als normal freigegeben?

Yes. Günstigere Vorverkaufskarten sind normalerweise 12 Wochen im Voraus erhältlich. Die Betreiber geben jedoch an, dass sie sich aufgrund kurzfristiger Änderungen des Fahrplans verzögert haben.

Gibt es Möglichkeiten, Ihren Tarif billiger zu machen?

Yes. Überlegen Sie, ob Sie für eine dritte Karte eine Railcard wie 16-25, 26-30, Two Together, Senior, Disabled, Family and Friends, Network oder Veterans erhalten.

Prüfen Sie auch, ob es billiger ist, Tickets auf der Route aufzuteilen, dh Ihre Reiseroute in verschiedene Abschnitte aufzuteilen und einzelne Tickets für dieselbe Reise zu kaufen.

Dies ist eine legale Methode, solange der Zug an jedem der Stationen auf Ihren Tickets anruft. Wenn Sie beispielsweise von London nach Newcastle reisen und der Zug in York hält, können Sie den Fahrpreis aufteilen, indem Sie eine Single von London nach York und von York nach Newcastle kaufen.

Sie können auch überlegen, ob es billiger ist, zu ungewöhnlichen Zeiten zu reisen, z. B. vor der Hauptverkehrszeit am Morgen oder spät in der Nacht, wenn die Tarife tendenziell viel günstiger sind.

Werden Spitzentarife ausgesetzt?

Ja, auf einigen Strecken. Avanti setzt die Spitzenpreise zwischen dem 18. und 31. Dezember aus, was bedeutet, dass ein flexibler Spitzenpreis von London nach Manchester 64,40 GBP anstelle von 180 GBP beträgt.

Labour and Transport Focus fordert eine vorübergehende Aussetzung der Höchsttarife für alle Linien in Großbritannien als Teil eines umfassenderen Pakets, um Menschen dabei zu helfen, sicher zu reisen.

Wird es auch Weihnachtsarbeiten geben?

Yes. Der größte Teil des Netzwerks wurde inzwischen von technischen Arbeiten befreit, aber vom 23. Dezember bis 4. Januar werden noch einige Schließungen stattfinden.

King's Cross ist ab dem Weihnachtstag sechs Tage lang geschlossen, und ab dem zweiten Weihnachtstag gibt es zwischen Clapham Junction und Waterloo einen reduzierten Service.

LNER, das die King's Cross Station für die East Coast Main Line nutzt, hat gewarnt, dass alternative Routen "sehr beschäftigt sein und auch vermieden werden sollten".

LNER hat den oben genannten Zeitplan für den Fall herausgegeben, dass Personen nicht zum und vom King's Cross reisen können

LNER hat den oben genannten Zeitplan für den Fall herausgegeben, dass Personen nicht zum und vom King's Cross reisen können

Fahren Züge am Weihnachtstag?

No. Am Weihnachtstag verkehren keine Züge, wie dies jedes Jahr üblich ist. Es werden jedoch einige Busdienste angeboten (siehe unten).

Fahren die Züge am zweiten Weihnachtstag?

Meistens nein, mit einigen Ausnahmen. Es werden nur begrenzte Dienste betrieben. There will be no services at London King's Cross, Euston, Liverpool Street, Waterloo or St Pancras.

There will be no c2c, LNER, London Northwestern, South Western, East Midlands, Great Western, West Midlands, CrossCounty, TransPennine Express or Thameslink.

However, there will be Stansted Express services but only from Tottenham Hale every half-hour. The Heathrow Express will also run to and from London Paddington.

Are the Tubes running over Christmas?

Yes, but not on Christmas Day. The London Underground will operate a Saturday service on Christmas Eve, which will be reduced at 8pm and finish at Sunday times.

On Boxing Day, reduced services start from 7am, but there will be no service on sections of the Piccadilly and District lines and much of the London Overground.

Are trains running over the New Year's period?

Yes. New Year's Eve trains will be operating on most lines, but the last train may be earlier than usual. Trains on New Year's Day may start running slightly later too.

COACHES

Are coach operators increasing their services?

Yes. Coaches will have a role to play in moving people around the country because trains are likely to struggle with demand.

National Express said it will increase its services after seeing a 'significant' increase in website traffic after the Government announced its Christmas bubble rules.

But it added that this is still a reduced service with this year's timetable for Christmas Day covering only around half of the locations compared with last year.

Megabus said it had seen a rise in bookings in recent days with demand expected to grow more, with extra seats put on to help the university exodus from this Thursday.

Will coaches run on Christmas Day?

Yes. Both National Express and Megabus will have services on Christmas Day.

Are tickets cheaper than the train?

Yes, in many cases. The cheapest National Express ticket from London to Newcastle on the morning of December 23 is £38.80. The cheapest train ticket on LNER is £71.

From London to Cardiff it is £28 on the coach, or £35.40 on the train. However London to Birmingham is £22 on the coach, but just £6.40 on the train with Chiltern.

Have ticket restrictions been relaxed?

Yes. National Express have changed terms and conditions on restricted tickets so customers can now get one free change. They can get a refund on a standard ticket.

The National Express route map shows where the operator runs coach services across Britain

The National Express route map shows where the operator runs coach services across Britain

ROADS

Will the roads be busy?

Yes. The roads are expected to be busy over the Christmas period as many people shun public transport over fears of catching Covid-19 on overcrowded trains.

To enable to rush to the roads, there are likely to be fewer roadworks than normal – with 500 miles of them cleared on motorways and A-roads to ease congestion.

The RAC has said its breakdown team expects the roads to be busy during the five-day period of December 23 to 27, but it is still unsure quite how busy they will be.

Will roadworks be lifted for longer than the five-day period?

Yes. Highways England has said the 'current plan' is to remove 'non-essential' roadworks from December 20 this year to January 4 next year.

Are there doubts over how congested it will be?

Yes. The AA has said it is not 'overly concerned' about traffic congestion, with a poll finding two-fifths of drivers had already cancelled festive travel plans.

Does the Congestion Charge operate on Christmas Day?

No, the Central London Congestion Charge and Ultra Low Emission Zone do not operate on Christmas Day only. But they are back in operation from Boxing Day.

FLIGHTS

Are UK flights running over Christmas?

Yes. EasyJet has already seen a 200 per cent surge in flight and holiday searches in the days after the Government's announcement on Christmas bubbles last week.

The most popular routes included London and Bristol to Belfast, and London to Edinburgh, with the carrier saying it has increased seats on some of its UK routes.

EasyJet will still be running only a fifth of its normal flight schedule over this winter, with other airlines such as Ryanair and British Airways also reducing timetables.

BA has also seen in increasing in people searching for flights and holidays on its website and has insisted it will put on larger aircraft where possible if needed.

Irish airline Aer Lingus will be operating a 'much-reduced schedule' due to a 'lack of demand' for air travel, but it has put on extra capacity on the Dublin-Heathrow route.

Are ticket prices expensive?

Yes. The cheapest London to Belfast single on the morning of December 23 is £164 via Stansted with easyJet. The cheapest London-Dublin single is £79 with Ryanair.

The cheapest London to Edinburgh single on the morning of December 23 is £78 from Luton via easyJet – which is roughly the same price as the LNER train that day.

CHRISTMAS BUBBLE RULES

Plans revealed last week to allow people to create a temporary bubble over the Christmas season have been welcome news to families across the country.

But how much do we know about what is proposed? Here are some key questions based on information released by the Cabinet Office for England:

What is a Christmas bubble and when can I join one?

Between December 23rd and 27th, people are allowed to form an exclusive Christmas bubble made up of people from no more than three households.

This rule applies across the UK.

Christmas bubbles can only meet in private homes and gardens, places of worship and public outdoor areas.

Can I be in more than one Christmas bubble?

No. Christmas bubbles are pinned for the period that they are allowed.

You also can't change your Christmas bubble once it's formed.

Is there a limit to the number of people in a Christmas bubble?

The Cabinet Office guidelines only stipulate that the bladder must not include anyone from more than three households.

However, it does highlight that the more people someone sees, the more likely they are to catch or spread Covid-19, and ask the public to consider the risks before agreeing to a bubble forming.

The Scottish government said people should keep the numbers within a bubble as low as possible and minimize the amount of contact time between different households in the bubble.

Do we have to create social distance within the Christmas bubbles?

Social distancing is not required in bubbles, but people are advised to use restraint and judgment when trying to mingle with vulnerable friends or family members.

This means that for the first time in months, friends and family will have the chance to hug.

What if I isolate myself?

If you have Covid symptoms or need to self-isolate, you must not join a Christmas bubble.

If someone tests positive for coronavirus or develops symptoms in a Christmas bladder between December 23-27, or up to 48 hours after the bladder last met, all bladder members must self-isolate.

Can I find myself in a different Christmas bubble than people I normally live with?

According to the guidance from the Cabinet Office, you can create a different Christmas bubble than the people you normally live with.

To prevent virus transmission in your normal household and between bubbles, people should try to stick with a different member of their Christmas bubble between December 23rd and 27th, if possible.

Additional precautions like cleaning surfaces and door handles and letting in fresh air after someone visits your household are also recommended.

However, the Scottish Government has stated that "different people in a household should not pick their own bladders".

Can I still meet people outside of my Christmas bubble?

You can meet people who are not in your Christmas bubble outside of your home according to the rules at the stage you are in.

The tier system of restrictions applies to England, with rules varying in other parts of the UK.

Can I stay overnight with my Christmas bubble?

Yes. With someone in your Christmas bubble, you can visit each other's houses and stay overnight, even in private rental apartments.

Can I travel across different areas and across borders to participate in a Christmas bubble?

Yes. You're allowed to travel between England's plains and the four nations of Great Britain to meet your Christmas bubble.

When can I travel to and from my Christmas bubble?

You should only travel to meet your bladder and return home between December 23rd and 27th.

For those traveling to or from Northern Ireland, they can travel on December 22nd and 28th, but shouldn't hit their Christmas bubble until December 23rd and 27th.

Travel outside of these periods is only permitted in exceptional cases, for example if you need to isolate yourself.

People are advised to avoid unnecessary stops on their trip and not to share a car with people who are not in their household.

When crossing borders, travelers should read the local coronavirus guidelines as different rules may apply.

Does my support bubble still count as a household?

According to the cabinet, existing support bubbles are counted as one household that helps to limit the Christmas bubble for three households.

A support bubble in England is defined as a support network between a single adult household or a household with one adult with one or more people under the age of 18 on June 12th and another household of any size.

Budget bubble rules are different in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and full Christmas guidelines from these nations are pending.

Can childcare bubbles persist?

In England one household joins another household to provide informal childcare for children under the age of 13.

You can continue to use a childcare bubble between December 23 and 27, but "only if this is reasonable" and "if there are no reasonable alternatives," the cabinet guidelines say.

If they meet socially during this time, the two households should form a Christmas bubble, with another household allowed to join the grouping.

Again, the guidelines in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland may differ.

What happens to children whose parents are separated?

Children under the age of 18 can be part of their parents' Christmas bubbles if the adults do not live together and separate groups are formed.

Nobody else is allowed to be in two bubbles.

Can Nursing Home Residents Join The Christmas Bubbles?

In England, visits outside of care homes should only be considered for residents of working age.

A nursing home resident who is allowed to leave the house can only create a bubble with one other household, subject to a house agreement and individual risk assessments, and should at no time create a three-household Christmas bubble.

When a nursing home resident comes into a household for Christmas, they should keep social distance and take steps to minimize risks.

Can students returning from university participate in Christmas bubbles?

Students heading home for the holidays are seen as part of the household they are returning to.

Can I create a Christmas blister if I am extremely clinically susceptible?

Yes, but people are being warned that there is greater risk involved.

If someone does decide to join a bubble, they should take extra precautions, while other members of the group should be extra vigilant in the days leading up to the get-together.

Can my bladder have Christmas dinner in the pub together?

No. According to the rules, Christmas bubbles cannot meet indoors such as pubs, hotels, retail stores, theaters or restaurants.

In England, the rules about who you can and can't meet still depend on what restrictions a venue is in.

Should I follow the rules of the stage I am traveling to or the stage I came from in building my Christmas bubble?

If you are traveling in England to join your bladder, be sure to follow the animal rules of your destination.

In Scotland you need to stick with your bladder where it takes you and you should follow travel advice for the level you are at.

For example, people housed in a level 3 area cannot take a trip to a level 2 area.

Can I stay in a hotel for Christmas?

In England you can stay in a hotel during the Christmas season, even in a Tier 3 area, but only alone or with members of your household.

How are the Christmas rules enforced?

No specific details were released on how authorities might enforce the newly announced rules during the holiday season.

Will we face tighter restrictions in January to make up for this?

We do not know yet. It has been speculated that another breaker might be needed in January or February if transmission rates increase during the Christmas season.

The Prime Minister has urged families to still be "very careful" and warn of "a big Christmas" that could risk another lockdown in January.

Now you can get a TAKEAWAY at the pub: Savvy landlords join forces with chippies and even McDonald's to get round Tier 2 rules so drinkers can sup their first pint after lockdown with 'substantial meals'

Savvy landlords have announced their plans to continue drawing pints in Tier 2 areas despite severe restrictions as thousands of eager Brits flocked to watering holes for the first time in a month today.

The shrewd landlords of so-called "wet pubs", who normally don't serve food, are joining forces with takeaways to keep serving drinks.

Landlords in Tier 2 areas can only sell alcoholic beverages with a 'substantial meal' under new rules which come into force in England today.

But the rules have left kitchen-less pubs facing a dilemma. And some are now preparing to serve takeaway food in a bid to keep the pints flowing.

One pub in Worcester is joining forces with a local fish and chip shop to provide food to drinkers.

Meanwhile a bar in central London is planning to allow customers order McDonald's as a way of getting around the rules.

Eager pub-goers were seen returning to watering-holes this morning for a pint in the pub (pictured: Two people enjoy a drink at the Five Degree West in Falmouth, Cornwall)

Eager pub-goers were seen returning to watering-holes this morning for a pint in the pub (pictured: Two people enjoy a drink at the Five Degree West in Falmouth, Cornwall)

Pub-goers enjoy breakfast at the Cheltenham-based Bank House pub in Gloucestershire

Pub-goers enjoy breakfast at the Cheltenham-based Bank House pub in Gloucestershire

What can you do on each row in a pub?

  • Tier 1 – Pubs are open to alcohol or food, and people from different households are allowed to sit together.
  • Rank 2 – Pubs can only serve alcohol with a “substantial meal”. People from different households can only sit outside and have to follow the “rule of six”. Those who sit at the same table in the pub must come from the same household.
  • Tier 3 – Pubs are closed to everything except take away.

It comes as eager pub-goers were seen returning to watering-holes this morning for a full-English breakfast and a pint, after a month of being locked out during the national shutdown.

One man even filmed himself knocking back a pint of Guinness today as he sat eating a breakfast in a Wetherspoon's pub.

In the meantime, Matt Hancock dodged questions today to fill a void where pubs could join forces with takeaways to keep drawing pints.

In the final round of interviews with ministers standing over food and pubs before a barbecue evening, the health minister masked questions about whether watering holes could use snack services to keep serving alcoholic beverages.

Instead, he said it was "very clear the legal principles of what is expected and what is not," and warned those who break the law to stand trial.

One pub that wants take-away help is G-A-Y-Bar in Soho, London.

The bar does not normally serve food. But it is preparing for customers to have McDonald's delivered to bypass the rules.

One pub that wants take-away help is G-A-Y-Bar in Soho, London. The bar does not normally serve food

One pub that wants take-away help is G-A-Y-Bar in Soho, London. The bar does not normally serve food

But the Soho bar is preparing to let customers have McDonald's delivered in a bid to get round the rules

But the Soho bar is preparing to let customers have McDonald's delivered in a bid to get round the rules

In Worcester, a pub, The Brewers Arms (pictured) is working with a nearby fish and chip shop to stay open according to Tier 2 rules

In Worcester, a pub, The Brewers Arms (pictured) is working with a nearby fish and chip shop to stay open according to Tier 2 rules

The pub will operate around the chip shop's usual hours and customers will be asked to order food at the bar before being able to buy a drink

The pub will operate around the chip shop's usual hours and customers will be asked to order food at the bar before being able to buy a drink

Owner Jeremy Joseph told the Sun, "McDonald's was chosen for its cheap menu, which means anyone can socialize regardless of their budget."

In Worcester, a pub works with a nearby fish and chip shop to stay open on Tier 2 rules.

The Brewers Arms (pictured) who don't have a kitchen, Mark and Debie Daniels have teamed up with Nick Zipiti of St. John's Fish Bar, according to Worcester News

The Brewers Arms (pictured) who don't have a kitchen, Mark and Debie Daniels have teamed up with Nick Zipiti of St. John's Fish Bar, according to Worcester News

Mark and Debie Daniels of The Brewers Arms, who don't have a kitchen, have teamed up with Nick Zipiti of St. John's Fish Bar, according to Worcester News.

This means The Brewers Arms can continue to draw pints – which they otherwise couldn't do without serving a hearty meal alongside.

The pub is open during the normal chip shop hours and customers are asked to order food from the bar before they can buy a drink.

Mr. Daniels told the newspaper: “This partnership has allowed us to reopen as we don't have a kitchen on site. We went to the council and they were impressed with the idea and allowed us to work that way for the time being. I am very pleased. & # 39;

Another host in a pub jokingly renamed an ale to "Substantial Meal" to circumvent the new Covid-19 restrictions.

Brett Mendoza, 40, who owns the Caxton Arms in Brighton, East Sussex, got the idea while discussing what constitutes an essential meal with another landlord after the latest moves were announced last week.

The fake beer pump clip that comes from the "invented brewery" and is described as "hearty, filling and tasty".

Brett Mendoza, 40, who owns the Caxton Arms in Brighton, got the idea as a joke while discussing what constitutes an essential meal with another landlord

Brett Mendoza (right), 40, who owns the Caxton Arms in Brighton, came up with the idea (left) as a joke while discussing with another landlord what constitutes an essential meal

Brighton and Hove will be ranked Tier 2 tomorrow, which means guests in England are no longer allowed to linger or order more alcohol after they have eaten (Image: Caxton Arms).

Brighton and Hove will be ranked Tier 2 tomorrow, which means guests in England are no longer allowed to linger or order more alcohol after they have eaten (Image: Caxton Arms).

The landlord (right) said he made up the name of the beer as part of a joke and that it wasn't a real brand, even though customers were already trying to order the alcohol

The landlord (right) said he made up the name of the beer as part of a joke and that it wasn't a real brand, even though customers were already trying to order the alcohol

An image of the fake beer pump clip, taken from the "made-up brewery" and described as "hearty, filling and tasty," was posted on social media last Wednesday titled "Bring on Tier 2".

The post garnered over 1,600 likes and more than 200 shares, with one social media user commenting: "Together with a bag of chips and a pickled egg, a meal that's enough for everyone."

Another simply tweeted, "Brilliant," while a third added, "I love this".

It is because Matt Hancock dodged the question today of whether pubs and takeaways in tier 2 areas could join forces to keep waterholes serving alcohol.

In today's conversation with Sky News, Mr. Hancock was repeatedly asked whether a snack could be delivered in a “wet pub” to serve alcoholic beverages to customers in tier 2.

In the last round of interviews, where cabinet ministers faced grilling food in pubs, the health minister did not say whether watering holes could use takeaway services to keep pint pouring

In the last round of interviews, where cabinet ministers faced grilling food in pubs, the health minister did not say whether watering holes could use takeaway services to keep pint pouring

Guests can eat outside of central London restaurants for the next six months

Guests will be able to dine al fresco outside of central London restaurants for the next six months, as it became known today.

Pubs and restaurants in the capital are allowed to reopen tomorrow under the Tier 2 coronavirus rules, as can much of the rest of the country.

Diners are allowed to eat together as long as a maximum of six people sit together and everyone in the group comes from the same support bubble or household when seated indoors.

And Westminster Council has announced that the new rules that allow groups of up to six people to eat outdoors in mixed households starting tomorrow will continue for another six months.

Council President Rachael Robathan said the program, which will allow venues to provide pop-up dining areas in streets, is an important way to support the hospitality industry.

She said: “We have 3,700 restaurants, pubs and bars in central London that support around 80,000 jobs.

"Hospitality is a big place to work for us, and while the sector still has some tough months ahead of the rest of the Tier 2 constraints, we can at least support those venues that can offer outdoor space."

At the same time, Westminster City Council has launched a "Shop Safe" campaign highlighting the steps the agency has taken to make the streets as safe as possible.

These include widening sidewalks, installing 11 km of bike paths, signage for social distances, and hand sanitizing stations across the city.

A social media campaign launched on Wednesday by Westminster City Council will underline the safety messages.

He said, “We have made the legal principles very clear about what is expected and what is not. If you break this law, it is clearly stated. & # 39;

He added: “It is up to the courts to interpret each individual case. We will absolutely prevail against these laws. & # 39;

He continued: “The courts interpret the law established by parliament for this country.

“When people break this law, the courts must determine it based on individual circumstances.

"I don't think it is acceptable to go beyond the limits of these rules and it is up to the courts to interpret the law."

Meanwhile, today's debate over the Scotch Egg Gate is raging – the dispute over whether or not a Scotch egg can be an essential meal.

Mr Hancock appeared to be causing confusion over the treatment of eggs and meat in bed after Ministers blurred the lines with repeated changes of course yesterday.

Cabinet Secretary Michael Gove gave three different lines in three different interviews yesterday morning when asked about scotch eggs, which have become an unusual but important topic of conversation in the government's new Covid-19 tier system.

Regarding Scottish eggs, Hancock told Sky News, “A full meal is an established concept of hospitality.

“A Scottish egg, of course, served as an essential meal – that is an essential meal.

"We don't have to try to cross borders, we all have to take responsibility for our own actions."

He added, “The rules are the two different types of hospitality – those who obviously serve meals and those who don't.

"So a starter can be an essential meal, you can have a Scottish egg as a starter."

He said he wanted to move away from "picking at the borders".

It comes like yesterday when a dispute deepened over whether a Scottish egg can be classified as an "essential meal" under rules that only allow alcohol to be served with food from today.

Cabinet Secretary Michael Gove told LBC two Scottish eggs would be "a starter" 24 hours after Environment Secretary George Eustice said one was a significant meal.

Mr Gove reiterated his stance on LBC in a second interview on Good Morning Britain yesterday – before tracing ITV News and then saying, "A Scottish egg is an essential meal."

A number has broken out on whether a Scottish egg can be classified as an "essential meal".

Kings Head in Gosfield, Essex offers £ 1.99 plates on a & # 39; Boris Menu & # 39; like a hot dog and chips. baked beans on toast with cheese; and cheeseburgers and fries

Kings Head in Gosfield, Essex offers £ 1.99 plates on a & # 39; Boris Menu & # 39; like a hot dog and chips. baked beans on toast with cheese; and cheeseburgers and fries

London and Liverpool are ranked Tier 2, while only the Isle of Wight, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are on the bottom tier

London and Liverpool are ranked Tier 2, while only the Isle of Wight, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are on the bottom tier

Anger over the government's one-time payment of £ 1,000 for "wet" drunkards

Pub landlords have warned that the tier system will put traditional old-fashioned pubs out of business after ridiculing the government's proposed aid package.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced today that all "wet" pubs that have no food would receive a one-time grant of £ 1,000.

He said the payoff is in realizing "how badly they have been hit by this virus in what is usually what is the busiest month."

However, a landlord accused the Prime Minister of using the "token gesture" as a means to appease Tory rebels who criticize the Tier system.

Pubs campaign chairman Paul Crossman, who runs The Swan, The Slip Inn and Volunteer Arms pubs in York, said the meager £ 1,000 grant "offended" pub owners.

He also warned that this would spell the end of many old-fashioned pubs that don't serve food.

"Many customs officers say they are really offended by this amount," he said.

“It may sound like a lot to someone on the street, but the income pubs need to make to stay afloat is £ 1,000 nothing. It's not going to save a pub, to put it that way.

& # 39; The support package on offer still doesn't fully cover the base cost for the vast majority of pubs, let alone to compensate them for the trade denied them during the vitally important holidays.

Mr. Crossman added, “This one-time payment is a symbolic gesture to appease his rebel MPs. This statement today is a pure policy of Boris Johnson.

“It's not enough to make a noticeable difference.

“It just reinforces the impression that the government just has no idea what this is costing pubs in lost trade.

& # 39; The support package isn't enough to cover most pubs this time around. Let alone compensate for lost trades.

“I have three wet-run community pubs here in York. We don't eat anything. We stay closed and fall in the price range where we are entitled to £ 2000 every 28 days which is a joke as our rent is £ 1000 per week.

"It's the real estate costs that scare people. The arrears are increasing all the time.

“Some people now owe tens of thousands of pounds. People are not going to clap for £ 1,000. It's a drop in the ocean and actually pretty meaningless. "

The confusion came after the government said that people who join Tier 2 starting today must have a "full meal" in order to buy a beer.

The law states that a large meal "is likely to be served as breakfast, main lunch or main dinner or as the main course of such a meal".

Some pubs have now launched new menus, one of which offers a "Boris Menu" for £ 1.99 – while Wetherspoon has launched a new range of breakfast muffins.

The landlords accused the government of "not clarifying" the essential eating rule.

An Essex pub has launched a new simplified menu for £ 1.99 so customers can enjoy alcoholic beverages without having to spend a lot of money or have a large meal.

The Kings Head in Gosfield is called "The Boris Menu" and serves plates like a hot dog and chips. baked beans on toast with cheese; and cheeseburgers and fries.

38-year-old pub owner Matthew Arnold told Essex Live, “Every time a new regulation is put in place, pubs spend a lot of time and money.

"It's the frustration that started the menu idea initially at the same time it was serving customers who don't necessarily want a large and expensive meal every time they visit us."

Meanwhile, ahead of tomorrow's reopening, the pub chain Wetherspoon has launched a new breakfast menu that includes a muffin range and brings the price of coffee and tea down to 99p.

Customers can choose from four new breakfast muffins – egg and bacon; Egg and sausage; Breakfast (with bacon and sausage); and egg and cheese.

Other pubs have long rules written on their website to keep customers safe.

The tailors at Cambray Place, Cheltenham have compiled a list of 17 things customers should know before entering the watering hole.

The list includes a recommendation to reserve a table in advance, seating rules, and a warning that customers sitting outside will not receive refunds for unfinished meals and drinks in bad weather.

Other pubs in Tier 2 have announced that they won't open at all, even though they are allowed to.

The Royal Standard near Weymouth remains closed, according to a post on its Facebook page.

It said: “After the announcement, we made the heartbreaking decision to unfortunately remain closed until the next review on Friday, December 16th.

“We had planned to restart our food, but the limitations of the policy forced us to make that decision. On behalf of the entire team here, we thank you for your continued support and hope to see you all again soon.

"Stay safe, gang, and we'll get bigger and better again."

Another pub, also called the Royal Standard, this time in Yeovil, will also remain closed.

A post on his Facebook page said: “After the announcement of the introduction of the new levels.

“With a heavy heart we will not reopen on December 3rd as planned.

"As soon as we return to the first stage, we will open our doors again to all our dear customers!"

In the meantime, the punters have enjoyed the return of the pubs. The intensive care nurses Juan Garcia (27) and Francisco Sanchez (28) had come straight to the pub from a night shift in a nearby hospital.

The couple, who originally came from Spain, put half a liter of orange juice in breakfast muffins.

‘We’ve just finished working a night-shift so we came straight here for breakfast, which feels nice,’ said Mr Garcia.

Mr. Sanchez added, "It's actually a tradition. It's good to be back

"But I don't get a beer because if I did I would pass out after all the work."

The intensive care nurses Juan Garcia (27) and Francisco Sanchez (28) had come straight to the pub from a night shift in a nearby hospital

The intensive care nurses Juan Garcia (27) and Francisco Sanchez (28) had come straight to the pub from a night shift in a nearby hospital

General Manager Jon Newton serves a beer to the first customer of the day at Five Degree West in Falmouth, Cornwall

General Manager Jon Newton serves a beer to the first customer of the day at Five Degree West in Falmouth, Cornwall

Pub-goers enjoy breakfast at a Wetherspoon pub in London today, following the introduction of the new Tier 2 rules

Pub-goers enjoy breakfast at a Wetherspoon pub in London today, following the introduction of the new Tier 2 rules

Mr Garcia said he did not understand why people should be forced to eat with their drink.

"I don't know what this is about. If you want more drinks you can just go from pub to pub," he said.

"It's not going to work – like a lot of the things you did."

Damian Brady, 66, enjoyed a drink over asparagus with regulars Steve Baker, 65, and boyfriend Sidney.

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Mr Brady ordered a Kronenbourg with his full English breakfast but was frustrated with the government's new rules.

He told MailOnline: "This breakfast will be the slowest breakfast in history. I'm still here at 4pm." One bean, two beans …

“The government has no idea – the rules are absolutely childish. There is no set pattern at all. "

Mr Brady tried to order a second beer when the waitress was delivering his breakfast but was informed by his friends that it was against the rules.

"I tried and I failed," he joked. "The rules remind me of a puzzle – it's almost that complicated.

"At the same time, it's great to come into the pub and talk to people."

"Even though I was happy at home – four cans of Stella, £ 5.50 and four cans of Guinness, £ 5 – I was in my element."

At the Oyster Rooms in Fulham Broadway, just a stone’s throw away from Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge stadium in south-west London, regulars were sipping on their first draught after a month away.

Sarah Mowatt, 26, was nursing a San Miguel after heading straight to the pub after hearing they had reopened.

‘Halleluiah, it’s a miracle,’ she told MailOnline.

‘It’s been a long month – this lockdown has felt much longer I think. It seems like they just took away everything fun while still letting you do other things.

‘This morning when I woke up and realised the pubs were open I thought, why not, I’ll just go for one, maybe two. I’m very happy and feel a lot better today than I have done for the last month.’

Ms Mowatt, who works in events, was perusing the menu for something to eat.

She was relaxed about the rules, adding: ‘At first I was thinking I would have to order six roast dinners to have a drink.

‘But now I know you can order something like a scotch egg – so it’s fine by mean, they’ve got to do what they’ve got to do.’

Sean Thomas, a regular in his 50s, was delighted to be back with his friends at the Oyster Rooms.

‘The pub is like a cathedral, we all know each other, so when one of the congregation goes missing you notice it. It keeps everybody safe.

‘There’s usually seven or eight of us here who are all mates.’

His friend, a former RAF serviceman who asked not to be named, was scathing about the requirement to order food.

‘I’ve just had breakfast now I’ve got to order something to eat. It’s not right, the Government hasn’t got a clue. It’s a hassle.’

He said he was planning to have three pints before heading home.

Robert Hopkinson 58, who had ordered a John Smiths, said he had reduced his drinking over lockdown.

‘Over the whole lockdown I had about eight cans of lager,’ he said. 'I’m happy to be back because you can chat with your mates.’

Asked about the rules, he said: ‘It’s not a major problem, but I normally come in and have two or three pints before going away. But now you’ve got to wait for a meal to be cooked. I’m going to have a large breakfast.’

"Let's have a cooked breakfast and a beer!": Tier 2 drinkers are happy when the ban ends, while Tier 3 drinkers long for the pub – as the landlords are prepared for a busy day they serve "rich meals".

England's second national lockdown ended overnight and caused a wave of excitement on social media as people prepared to return to the pubs – and landlords prepared for a busy day serving "hearty meals" .

Social media users rejoiced this morning with the end of the month-long shutdown that ended overnight.

The blocking rules will be replaced by a new tiered system from today. The rules stipulate that pubs in Tier 2 areas, including London and much of the Southeast, can reopen.

Hours after the ban was lifted, tier 2 social media users quickly showed their willingness to return to the pubs.

But those in Tier 3, where pubs and restaurants are only open for takeout, had to long for a beer.

A Twitter user, Neil Hughes, said, "I'll make a hot breakfast and a beer."

No, Evans said, “We made it to the end of the lockdown. See use (sic) in the pub for 5 Guinness and a Cesar salad. & # 39;

Another said, "Lockdown is over, you can catch me in the pub with my friends tonight unless you're in tier 2 or 3."

Another Twitter user said, "I'm getting ready to go to the pub tomorrow."

Jo Mac, a Twitter user, said, “And we're not banned anymore! Wohoooo !!! Who would want to come to the pub with me to have a beer and a good meal? «

Another said: & # 39; Woohoo! The blocking has ended. We are free to have a beer in the pub.

“With a Scottish egg, of course. Do we have to sit at a table and eat it with a knife and fork, or can we stand at the bar? & # 39;

Another said, "Lockdown is over, you can catch me in the pub with my friends tonight unless you're in tier 2 or 3."

But while the folks in Tier 2 were excited to go to the pub, the folks in Tier 3 craved a beer.

One said: & # 39; Back to Tier 3, well done everyone! – Now let's get Tier 2 so I can go to the pub! & # 39;

Another said, “Oh great, after four weeks I can go back to non-essential stores. But not to the pub or anything pleasant.

"Tier 1 before the lockdown, Tier 3 today, utter madness."

Operation: Cuddle your gran! Care home staff begin training to deliver 'hug in a box' Covid swabs for two-week pilot in Liverpool to allow loved ones inside to embrace their relatives

A huge operation to roll out 'hug in a box' Covid tests to let care home residents see and hug their families has begun – with a two-week pilot in Liverpool starting today.

The Department of Health and Social Care say it will transform the Christmas period with over a million tests are to be sent out providers over the next month.

Liverpool City Council this morning revealed staff at 12 care homes had been trained to use the lateral flow devices.

Abbeydale is taking part in the trial and explained how the new system will work.

Nursing home manager Kerry Johnson said visitors 24 hours before the planned visit would go to a centre to get a PCR and lateral flow tests.

She added: 'Depending on whether they're negative then they'll come to the care home.

'They'll do another lateral flow test, they'll use correct PPE, which includes mask, gown, gloves, visor, if needed, and then obviously if that becomes negative then they'll be assisted to their loved ones to have their visit.

Care home staff in Liverpool being trained on how to carry out lateral flow Covid tests

Care home staff in Liverpool being trained on how to carry out lateral flow Covid tests

Each nursing home resident can name two relatives they see twice a week, regardless of their coronavirus level.

More than a million test kits have already been sent to almost 400 large nursing homes and the first visits can take place today.

Adam Purnell, manager at Kepplegate Care Service, in Preesall, Poulton-le-Fylde, had been doing their own tests previously to let people in to do hugs and hailed the new lateral flow tests.

'We are touting them as a hug in a box. It's going to be absolutely fantastic.

'We can now remove that two metre distance between relative and loved one in the care home and they can have those close contact visits.

'Doing two tests gives us that added reassurance and it's just a safety measure we're happy to take and risk we're happy to be taking as well.'

Nursing home visits have been tightly regulated throughout the year to reduce the risk of people spreading Covid-19 in homes where residents are extremely susceptible to the disease (Image: A woman visits her stepfather at a house in Falmouth, Cornwall last week)

Nursing home visits have been tightly regulated throughout the year to reduce the risk of people spreading Covid-19 in homes where residents are extremely susceptible to the disease (Image: A woman visits her stepfather at a house in Falmouth, Cornwall last week)

THE NEW CARE HOME VISITING RULES

  • The 'default position' of care homes should be to support and enable visits.
  • Care home residents living in all tiers will be able to see their families indoors by Christmas thanks to the distribution of rapid tests.
  • Residents will be allowed to choose two different people as designated visitors, who can visit up to twice a week. The two visitors should remain constant, for example the same family members.
  • They will be tested on arrival at the care home, with rapid lateral flow tests, which give results within 30 minutes.
  • Visitors must wear appropriate PPE, including face masks, and stay two metres apart from other residents and staff.
  • They can hug and hold hands with their loved one although they are advised to minimise contact.
  • Visitors must book slots in advance and homes can manage the number of visits allowed, taking into account the additional workload.
  • All visits, except those for end of life, should stop immediately if there is a Covid outbreak in the care home.
  • More than a million tests have been sent out to the country's 385 biggest care homes, which will start using them today. Details of the rollout in other homes will be announced shortly.
  • Some residents under 65 are allowed to leave their care homes to join families for Christmas, if they test negative. But they can only 'bubble' with one other household and must isolate on return.

The announcement is a huge win for the Daily Mail's family reunification campaign through Christmas.

"This is a landmark time for visits," said Vic Rayner of the National Care Forum.

"It is being adopted by nursing home residents, their loved ones and providers nationwide."

Guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health last night say visits should be made at all levels – unless there is a coronavirus outbreak in the nursing home.

Most of the country's 410,000 dependents were only allowed to see relatives through prison-style screens and windows. Other homes have put blanket bans in place, leading some elderly people to give up their lives.

However, in a profound policy change, Matt Hancock stated that all residents will be allowed face-to-face indoor visits until Christmas. The Minister of Health said: “I know how difficult it was for people in nursing homes and their families to be apart for so long. The breakup was painful, but it kept residents and staff safe from this deadly virus.

"I am very happy that we are now able to reunite families and enable people to have more secure contact with their loved ones until Christmas."

The rapid tests will be delivered to all 16,000 nursing homes in the country during the month. Upon arrival, visitors are given a side flow test that provides highly accurate results within 30 minutes.

A negative result means they are allowed inside and can hold hands or hug their loved ones as long as they wear PPE.

For the past three weeks, the Mail's Christmas campaign has drawn attention to the catastrophic effects of visiting bans on the mental and physical health of residents.

Tens of thousands of vulnerable and elderly people have been forced to die alone, deprived of one last loving hug from their families.

Caroline Abrahams of Age UK charity said: “The Daily Mail's campaign highlighted an issue that means everything to hundreds of thousands of elderly people and their families, and it is clear that it has successfully moved hearts and minds.

Most of the country's 410,000 dependents were only allowed to see relatives through prison-style screens and windows. Andere Häuser haben pauschale Verbote verhängt. Im Bild Dave Stallard in seinem Pflegeheim in West Sussex, der von seiner Frau Irene besucht wird

Most of the country's 410,000 dependents were only allowed to see relatives through prison-style screens and windows. Andere Häuser haben pauschale Verbote verhängt. Im Bild Dave Stallard in seinem Pflegeheim in West Sussex, der von seiner Frau Irene besucht wird

“It is really good news that the government changed its position significantly on the visit, and we sincerely hope that their new guidelines, as well as the additional practical support they offer nursing homes, will bring many families to life after a terrible time be reunited with their loved ones for a long time. & # 39;

Residents' rights campaign group said last night, "There is no longer any excuse to keep families locked out."

The Department of Health said it would spend an additional 46 million PPE items like face masks and robes to care for nursing homes for visitors. They said families should minimize contact to reduce the risk of transmission.

Fiona Carragher, a director of the Alzheimer's Society, said: “Hugs, a smile from a familiar face, holding hands, joy again – this is extremely important, as is the basic care that family carers offer people with dementia. Literally keeping people alive and bound to the world.

& # 39; Thank you very much to the Daily Mail for reinforcing this absolutely tragic topic. In such a shattering year, this news of a happier Christmas has never been more necessary. & # 39;

Martin Green von Care England, der die Leistungserbringer vertritt, warnte davor, dass die Haushalte immer noch einer „enormen administrativen und logistischen Belastung“ ausgesetzt seien, um Besuche vor Weihnachten zu ermöglichen. Er kritisierte die Regierung dafür, dass sie keine zusätzliche Personalausstattung vorsah.

Er fügte hinzu: „Es scheint kein Verständnis dafür zu geben, dass dies eine enorme administrative und logistische Belastung für die Leistungserbringer darstellt.

"Es gibt all diese zusätzliche Arbeit, die den Menschen auferlegt wird, und irgendwie denken sie, dass es eine bodenlose Grube an Ressourcen gibt, um mit all diesen Dingen fertig zu werden."

Mike Padgham, Vorsitzender der Independent Care Group, sagte, Pflegeheime stünden vor einer „Mammutaufgabe“, Familienbesuche vor Weihnachten zu ermöglichen, und viele Verwandte würden wahrscheinlich verlieren.

Er sagte: „Wie wir alle nach Vereinbarung dazu bringen, ihre Lieben vor Weihnachten zu sehen, ist eine große Herausforderung für uns. Wir möchten, dass der Besuch stattfindet, das steht außer Frage.

"Aber ich wünschte, die Regierung hätte gesagt, wir werden unser Bestes tun, um dies so schnell wie möglich zu tun", anstatt vor Weihnachten, weil ich logistisch gesehen nicht weiß, wie wir alle in der Zeit, die wir vor Weihnachten haben, sicher durchbringen können.

„Meine große Angst ist, dass Häuser dafür verantwortlich gemacht werden könnten, dass sie es nicht getan haben. Es ist nicht unsere Schuld. Wir möchten, dass dies geschieht, aber wir haben die Tests noch nicht und es gibt noch viel zu tun.

"Es scheint, als hätte die Regierung uns in die Schusslinie gebracht, wenn es schief geht."

Boris Johnson's post-lockdown levels come into effect despite the largest Tory rebellion to date against him – 55 of his backers are voting against his plans that threaten the prospect of future lockdowns

Posted by James Tapsfield, MailOnline Political Editor

Boris Johnson approved his brutal post-lockdown steps from the Commons last night, thanks to Sir Keir Starmer's tacit support, after witnessing the biggest Tory uprising in this Parliament when more than 50 Tories defied the whip.

The new three-tier system was signed by a margin of 291-78 and went into effect at midnight after Labor abstained from voting. Despite the complaint, the regime was not harsh enough and there was not enough support for corporate-crippled hotel companies in government shutdowns.

While the majority of the headlines 213 were healthy, the riot of 55 Tories – including the suspended Julian Lewis – made the riot the largest in this Parliament after 44 previously violated the pub curfew.

Another 17 appear to have abstained, although it is not clear how many were given permission to stay away. Sir Keir suffered his own uprising, along with Jeremy Corbyn and eight DUP politicians, in which 15 defied the whip.

Although the Labor move guaranteed victory number 10, Mr Johnson was exposed to the wrath of his own benches. If all opposition parties had voted against the government, the prime minister would have been easily defeated.

The rebellion may have permanently wiped the possibility of a blanket shutdown of the virus in the future, and likely set alarm bells in No. 10 as the Prime Minister's authority continues to wane.

But Dominic Raab tried to brush aside suggestions that the government was concerned about the scale of the revolt, even though Mr Johnson personally asked dozens of Tories to stand in line as they walked through the Noe lobby.

The foreign minister instead aimed to get Labor to abstain from the crunch vote and said tonight: “We listened to the MEPs on all sides of the House and passed this vote with a majority of over 200 votes.

Mr Johnson faced a number of hostile interventions from his own benches over draconian restrictions, including by the 1922 Committee Chairman Sir Graham Brady (pictured)

Mr Johnson faced a number of hostile interventions from his own benches over draconian restrictions, including by the 1922 Committee Chairman Sir Graham Brady (pictured)

The Tory Council is commencing legal action against the Tier 3 decision

A Tory-led local authority has objected to the government's decision to add them to Tier 3 after current lockdown restrictions end.

Stratford-on-Avon County Council said it had sent Health Secretary Matt Hancock a preparatory letter for judicial review.

Stratford is the constituency of Nadhim Zahawi, the newly appointed minister in charge of introducing Covid vaccines.

Tony Jefferson, Chairman of the Council, said, “This is not a measure that we take lightly. However, none of the data we see justifies ranking the Stratford-on-Avon district at Tier 3. It is very disappointing that the government has not used this much greater granularity in deciding on levels.

“I know they looked at a number of factors, including rates in all age groups, especially the elderly, who are more susceptible to the virus. and we need to take into account the pressures on our local hospitals and NHS services.

"However, none of the metrics for our district warrant a tier 3 rating. The decision to place the Stratford district at tier 3 therefore seems arbitrary and irrational."

& # 39;The most striking thing about these numbers is that Labor Party leader Keir Starmer abstained from voting during the pandemic of the biggest problem this country is facing today. He has nothing to say about it, no leadership, he doesn't know what to think or what the country should do. & # 39;

The day was desperately spent pulling opponents away, with the prime minister hinting that many areas of low infection could be pulled out of the toughest levels at the next review on December 16.

He also offered a "one-time" payment of £ 1,000 to "wet" pubs that are not serving food in recognition of "how badly they have been infected by this virus". On one final zoom call with mutinous Tories outside the division, Mr Johnson warned they shouldn't be like kids in the back of a car and said, "Are we almost there?"

To wrap up the debate, Health Secretary Matt Hancock suppressed tears as he referred to his step-grandfather's death from Covid in Liverpool last month and warned the government not to relax restrictions too much. "We have to beat this, we have to beat it together," he pleaded.

Previously, MPs lined up in the House of Representatives to criticize the government's plans despite the Prime Minister's urging on them to support his "convincing" case for his new post-lockdown levels. Former Health Secretary Jackie Doyle-Price summed up the sentiment for many by storming, "These decisions are really made on the back of a fag package but are destroying entire parts of the hospitality industry."

The strength of the feeling among critical backers even led backers usually to oppose the prime minister. Former Cabinet Secretary Jeremy Wright voted against the government "for the first time in 10 years". There had been talk of up to 100 conservative rebels – but this afternoon the numbers were cut to some extent.

A government spokesman said: "We welcome today's vote, which confirms our winter plan, ends national restrictions and brings England back into a tiered system.

& # 39; This will help secure the profits made last month and keep the virus under control. We will continue to work with Members who have raised concerns over the past few days. & # 39;

Mark Harper, chairman of the Covid Recovery Group of the lockdown skeptics Tories, called on the government to "take up" the criticism. "We very much regret that in a moment of national crisis so many of us felt compelled to vote against the measures proposed by the government," said the former head of Whip.

Who are the Tory MPs who opposed Boris Johnson and voted against the tiered system?

53 Conservative MPs opposed Boris Johnson and voted against the Prime Minister's new coronavirus system.

You are:

Adam Afriyie (Windsor)

Imran Ahmad Khan (Wakefield)

Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West)

Andrew Bridgen (northwest Leicestershire)

Paul Bristow (Peterborough)

Christopher Chope (Christchurch)

Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells)

James Daly (Bury North)

Philip Davies (Shipley)

David Davis (Haltemprice and Howden)

Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon)

Jackie Doyle-Price (Thurrock)

Richard Drax (South Dorset)

Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green)

Mark Francois (Rayleigh and Wickford)

Marcus Fysh (Yeovil)

Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham)

Chris Green (Bolton West)

Damian Green (Ashford)

Kate Griffiths (Burton)

Mark Harper (Forest of Dean)

Philip Hollobone (Kettering)

David Jones (Clwyd West)

Julian Knight (Solihull)

Robert Largan (High Peak)

Pauline Latham (Mid Derbyshire)

Chris Loder (West Dorset)

Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham)

Craig Mackinlay (South Thanet)

Anthony Mangnall (Totnes)

Karl McCartney (Lincoln)

Stephen McPartland (Stevenage)

Esther McVey (Tatton)

Huw Merriman (Bexhill and Battle)

Robbie Moore (Keighley)

Anne Marie Morris (Newton Abbot)

Robert Neill (Bromley and Chislehurst)

Mark Pawsey (rugby)

John Redwood (Wokingham)

Mary Robinson (Cheadle)

Andrew Rosindell (Romford)

Henry Smith (Crawley)

Ben Spencer (Runnymede and Weybridge)

Desmond Swayne (New Forest West)

Craig Tracey (North Warwickshire)

Tom Tugendhat (Tonbridge and Malling)

Matt Vickers (Stockton South)

Christian Wakeford (Bury South)

Charles Walker (Broxbourne)

Jamie Wallis (Bridgend)

David Warburton (Conservative – Somerton and Frome)

William Wragg (Conservative – Hazel Grove)

Jeremy Wright (Conservative – Kenilworth and Southam)

Another two Tory MPs, Steve Baker and Robert Syms, acted as narrators for MPs who voted against the measures.

The vote means that most areas of England will now start the New Year on one of the toughest two tiers, with a ban on indoor mixing and strict hospitality controls.

Only the Isle of Wight, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have been designated for the lightest Tier 1 restrictions.

Earlier, when campaigning for his troubled party, Mr Johnson insisted the government was "sensitive" to local situations – suggesting areas with low infection rates will no longer be merged with other nearby hotspots.

He said the next review on December 16 will be conducted on the basis of "as many detailed details as possible". "We will try to be as sensitive as possible to local efforts and local successes," he said.

The MP said the whips had worked hard during the day to reassure high-constituency Conservatives that they would be downgraded within weeks while London pushed Tories for a private commitment not to upgrade the city to Tier 3.

But Sir Keir warned Conservative MPs that their downgrade hopes will be dashed as Tier 2 will "fight" to contain infection and Mr. Johnson always "over-promises and under-delivers". "That won't happen," he wiped off.

The Prime Minister also tried to allay the fears of the hospitality backbench companies by announcing that "wet" pubs that make a living on drinks will be eligible for £ 1,000 payments to get through this month.

Many Tories remained angry when ministers eventually released an impact assessment of the measures only to find that it did not contain any new details. Mark Harper, ringleader of the rebels, said the "wheels would break away from politics".

The government is assumed to have another dashboard that provides more detailed information on 40 sectors of the economy. Sources rejected the idea that it was "secret", saying that it only contains material that is already "publicly available" – although they insisted it not be published.

A disgruntled MP told MailOnline, "The reason it isn't published is because it supports our case, not theirs."

Mr. Johnson explained his case that the new regional levels are “imperative” and emphasized, “This is not another lockdown. Nor is this the renewal of existing measures in England.

“The levels I am proposing would mean that starting tomorrow, anyone in England, including those in Tier 3, can leave their homes for whatever reason.

"And when they do that, they'll find that the shops are open for Christmas, the hairdressers are open, the nail bars are open, gyms, leisure centers, and swimming pools are open."

Challenged by a number of MPs – including former Cabinet Secretary Greg Clark, who represents Tunbridge Wells – for the harsh treatment of their areas, Mr Johnson said: “Going forward, the government will look at how we can think as closely as possible to the reality what is happening locally for the local people, the incidence of the disease, the human geography and spread of the pandemic, and the advances the areas are making in fighting the virus.

"We will try to be as sensitive as possible to local efforts and local successes to bring the pandemic under control."

He added, "We will be investigating the local incidents in detail, examining the human geography of the pandemic and carefully considering what happens every two weeks as I say."

Mr Johnson also targeted Labor "having no credible plan" to fight the coronavirus.

He said, “We are trying to run pubs, restaurants and shops across the country and no one feels the fear of these companies more than this government.

“However, I find it extraordinary that, despite the criticism we have, we do not have a credible plan from the opposing party; in fact, we have no view of the way forward.

"It's a pretty extraordinary thing that tonight (Sir Keir), who said he would always act in the national interest, told his party to sit on their hands and abstain from the vote tonight."

Despite his appeals, Mr. Johnson still faced a series of hostile interventions from his own banks over draconian restrictions that will leave 99 percent of England below the toughest two levels as of tomorrow.

Former Brexit minister Steve Baker, one of the rebel leaders, was among the government's opponents.

He said Not having to vote tonight to send a message to ministers, he added: "People like me have been looking not just for economic analysis, but serious analysis of these harms and benefits that come from government policies related to coronavirus."

He continued, “Here we are at a deeply dangerous moment and we are encountering violations of our immunizations and testing freedoms that we would normally never tolerate. So this evening I have to vote no with great reluctance to send a message to the government. & # 39;

Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the powerful 1922 Tory Committee, was among those who condemned the phased plan.

He said the Trafford district in its Altrincham and Sale constituency had been rated "unfairly" Tier 3. "I think the government did not bring this compelling case," he said. "The upside of the doubt that this house was extended in March and since then is more difficult."

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