Following the announcement from the prime minister this evening, we are now entering a new national lockdown with schools closed until at least February half-term.
You must not leave or be outside of your home except where you have a ‘reasonable excuse’. This will be put in law. The police can take action against you if you leave home without a ‘reasonable excuse’, and issue you with a fine (Fixed Penalty Notice). You can be given a Fixed Penalty Notice of £200 for the first offence, doubling for further offences up to a maximum of £6,400.
The full guidance can be seen here: Lockdown Guidance