Our. The Government has clarified the advice for people aged over 70 as it unveils the roadmap for the next step of the lockdown. Leisure and entertainment venues will also be closed. You can unsubscribe at any time. Latest ONS figures show that anxiety levels have doubled during the lockdown It has been fuelled by over-70s who are no longer happier than younger people Scientists said … About 99% of England is currently in tiers two and three. Rules regarding support bubbles will remain as they are, meaning one household can choose to bubble up with a household that only has one adult in it. Coronavirus: How lockdown rules are changing across the UK - a full list. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2020. The coronavirus lockdown should be eased for over 70s who are considered healthy due to the impact staying inside is having on their mental health, senior doctors have warned. Coronavirus advice for the over 50s, 60s, 70s and older. Non-essential shops will remain closed for the entire lockdown period, including hairdressers and beauty salons. The UK has been in lockdown since 23 March, with most of the British public being told … The only exception to this rule is if someone is in your support bubble, which means one household of any size can pair up with another household that only has one adult in it. Handout photo issued by 10 Downing Street of Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressing the nation about coronavirus (COVID-19) from 10 Downing Street, London. In a bid to control Covid-19, the country will have to adhere to strict restrictions just like the first lockdown in March. Our. Here's the full quote from the new public guidance: "The advice for those aged 70 and over continues to be that they should take particular care to minimise contact with others outside their household. 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News. "If they do go out more frequently, they should be careful to maintain distance from others. With the high number of coronavirus cases across the country, and recent changes and clarifications from the government, we wanted to give you the clearest information on how older people and grandparents are affected by the coronavirus outbreak and the UK government's response to it. Now 80, the 1980s fitness guru is back on our screens on BBC Breakfast. The government has extended guidance to … Nearly six million people face stricter lockdown rules after the Government issued tougher guidance for the over-60s. No - over 70s are not automatically in the at risk group which covers people with underlying health conditions. Updated 03/12/20. Dan Bloom Online Political Editor. Most over-70s are subject to the same lockdown rules that apply to everyone else in the UK. 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As long as the arrangement is exclusive, the two can act as if they’re in one household together. A full list of the UK’s new guidelines are below. Newcastle's Grainger Street in 1914 - how does the well-known location look today? They can go out for four reasons - essential shopping, exercise once a day, a medical need or work. Sign up to our FREE newsletter below. (Image: Andrew Parsons/10 Downing Street/Crown Copyright/PA Wire). The Government have said there is no need for stockpiling. PA Photo. Over 70s advised to remain at home and avoid contact in gut-wrenching lockdown U-turn BORIS JOHNSON has said people over 70 must continue … Here's what the advice says: "We know that those aged 70 and over can be absolutely fit and healthy and it’s not the case that everybody over 70 has a chronic health condition or an underlying disease. During Monday's daily press briefing, Prime Minister Boris Johnson clarified that over-70s do not need to be shielded in the same stringent way. It’s been reported that over-70s – and other people in vulnerable groups – could be ordered to stay at home for a year to 18 months, or until a vaccine is found for Covid-19. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. Complications and deaths are more common in the elderly, even those without pre-existing conditions.". He added that social-distancing should "apply particularly strongly to them but other than that they can go about their lives". Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Over 70s are not being asked to 'shield' in the same way as the one million members of the population deemed 'at risk' due to pre-existing health conditions. All areas have been placed in one of three tiers: medium, high and very high. All four nations have announced different relaxations of their lockdown rules. Below is a full list of the UK's new coronavirus rules and restrictions. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. What are England's lockdown rules? At the moment, there are no specific lockdown rules on over-70s that don't also apply to the rest of the population. Until yesterday, over-70s had to remain indoors as part of the lockdown effort, but rules changed on June 1. You can unsubscribe at any time. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder. This has been the case since the early stages of the UK’s spring lockdown, however over time the punishments for not following the lockdown rules have become more severe. Matt Hancock took to social media to claim that "the clinically vulnerable, who are advised to stay in lockdown for 12 weeks, emphatically DO NOT include all over 70s". What does the new Government plan actually say? Over-70s are not automatically included in the at-risk group - but they are being asked to be stricter with social-distancing, Want the latest news sent to your inbox daily? Places of worship will remain open for private prayer, and it is understood wedding and funeral arrangements will placed under the same rules as the March lockdown. The majority of people in this age bracket can still go out for exercise, do essential shopping and pick up medicine. But the science is clear that, the older you get, the more likely you are to suffer from severe symptoms. Lockdown. As with the first lockdown, any household social mixing between different households, indoors or outdoors, will be banned. Shielding will not resume under the lockdown rules. Latest News. What are the UK lockdown rules? Under the terms, which will be put forward to the House of Commons on Wednesday November 4, Brits will only be able to leave their home for specific reasons. Photo credit should read: Andrew Parsons/10 Downing Street/Crown Copyright/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Essential shops will remain open, and click and collect services at essential shops, including Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Asda can continue. No. All pubs, bars and restaurants much close, except for takeaway and delivery services, which can remain open. This was a key question heading into the announcement with speculation rife that there could be a different set of rules for this group. Are we on full lockdown? The Government has clarified the advice for people aged over 70 as it unveils the roadmap for the next step of the lockdown. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. It is possible, but not confirmed. There are no explicit difference for over-70s but the Government is effectively asking older people, even if they are in good health, to apply common sense. Millions of people over 60 in England should now follow the same coronavirus lockdown rules as the “clinically vulnerable”, the government has said. The only exception to this rule is if someone is in your support bubble, which means one household of any size can pair up with another household that only has one adult in it. Pubs, Bars and Restaurants What are the lockdown rules for over-70s and why is there confusion? Everyone who now has to isolate under new second lockdown rules in major clinical change . What are the lockdown rules for over-70s? Share ; Comments; Subscriptions; Sign Out; By. 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Even the health secretary seems unclear over the government’s different instructions to … However, the clinically vulnerable, which includes all over-70s and people with conditions like diabetes and asthma, will be asked to be especially careful to follow the rules or minimise contacts with others. However, they have to be more careful than everyone else. Under current Government rules, over-70s have to abide by the same social distancing measures as the rest of the UK population. People with specific medical conditions have been advised to shield until the end of June at least. Longer lockdown for over-70s 'could create sense of victimisation' Age UK claims easing measures for some but not older people would be ‘unimaginably’ bleak Coronavirus – latest updates Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox. "But unfortunately, we also know that as you get older, there is a higher risk of coronavirus having a more serious impact with infection. Over-70s are permitted to go out for exercise more than once, for example, but it will be down to individuals to decide for themselves in the end if they want to expose themselves to the increased risk that entails given their vulnerability. 'Green Goddess' Diana Moran. Almost 5.9 million 60-69-year-olds must now follow the over-70s in following coronavirus guidance written up for those categorised as the "clinically vulnerable" dailystar. All sport facilities will close, including golf clubs and gyms. You can unsubscribe at any time. 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England will be placed under a nationwide lockdown for the second time from Thursday November 5 until Wednesday December 2, Boris Johnson announced tonight. The latest government rules and advice for the over 70s during the lockdown. They and everyone should continue to comply with any general social distancing restrictions.". 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