“It is very disappointing that 2021 has to start with another national lockdown, but the situation with the new variant, and pressure on much of the NHS, unfortunately in my mind makes this a necessary step. The guidance comes into effect immediately so non-essential retail and businesses such as hairdressers should close, it will become law on Wednesday.
The vaccination programme will rollout alongside this lockdown, which I hope will give us all hope that this will be the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel.
The updated guidance is available online here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/949536/NationalLockdownGuidance.pdf but if there are further queries please do not hesitate to contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be hosting a Facebook Live at 5pm on Friday 8th January for anyone who does have further questions about the lockdown and vaccine rollout.”
Selaine Saxby MP for North Devon