Update, 8:10 am: British movie theater owners have received confirmation from the government on how the new lock-in measures will affect their business. A curfew at 10 p.m. (including bars and restaurants) will mean that after that, theatres in England and Scotland will not be able to start any film screenings or provide any alcoholic beverages. deadline confirmed. Screenings that start before 10 pm will not be affected.
At 6:34 AM: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the people of England that as Britain reaches a “dangerous turning point” in the fight against Covid-19, they must work from home where possible.
In a statement issued to Parliament on Tuesday afternoon local time, Johnson outlined the new restrictions as the number of daily coronavirus cases across the UK has tripled in one month to 3929.
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The Prime Minister did not impose a new nationwide blockade in England, but insisted that people should work from home where possible. For many major industry players, this means they will start working remotely again, and they will start allowing some employees to return to the office.
Johnson added, but if people need to go to work to perform their duties, then they should. He used construction workers as an example, but the law can be applied to people engaged in television and film production.
Johnson said: “In critical public services and all occupations where domestic work is not possible, such as construction or retail, people should continue to work.”
After the disastrous production stoppage in March, new shoots have resumed growth in recent weeks. It stopped filming of films worth more than 1 billion pounds ($1.3 billion) and put thousands of freelancers out of work. Another shutdown will be devastating to the industry.
Johnson said the new measures include the implementation of table service rules and a 10 p.m. curfew in bars and restaurants. If the new infection rate does not improve significantly, it can be implemented for six months. He added that if the company violates the “Covid Safety” guidelines, it may be fined or shut down.
Other measures outlined by the prime minister include “requiring the wearing of face coverings to include retail workers, all users of taxis and private rental vehicles, as well as indoor guests and customers, unless sitting at a table to eat or drink.” Initially, only 15 people were able to attend the wedding.
In issuing a warning to the United States, Johnson added that if the new restrictions are ineffective, “we reserve the right to deploy greater firepower.” This may depend on and include another nationwide blockade, which some people call for. The British exile countries Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have their own plans to deal with the second round of coronavirus.