AT 1am on Boxing Day, we go into Tier 4.

What does that mean?

Pubs and restaurants must close, as well as ‘non-essential’ retail.

Gyms and swimming pools must shut as well as indoor entertainment venues such as cinemas and bowling alleys.

Hairdressers and beauty services are not permitted to operate.

Tier four residents must not stay away overnight from home and are required to work from home if they can.

They must also refrain from leaving tier four areas or travelling abroad, except for limited reasons including work and education.

Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies are only permitted in exceptional circumstances.

People are allowed to meet up with one other person from another household outdoors in a public space and places of worship will stay open.

People are allowed outdoors for unlimited exercise.