From Thursday, non-essential retailers like Primark, Selfridges, Debenhams, Currys and GAME will all shut their doorways to buyers in England.
They are going to be permitted to function on a click on and accumulate foundation, however buyers are banned from bodily getting into shops to buy.
The ban is ready to final till at the least December 2 – however there are fears the lockdown may last more if crucial.
In consequence, many individuals have been left worrying about Christmas procuring, and whether or not or not they will be capable of hit the excessive road to purchase presents for family members in December.
Boris Johnson has now spoken concerning the chance of Christmas procuring being permitted in English excessive road retailers after December 2.
The Prime Minister warned this might depend upon the second lockdown proving a “success” in decreasing the Covid-19 an infection price.
Talking within the Commons, Mr Johnson instructed MPs: “I do suppose there’s the prospect of a a lot brighter future forward if we are able to make a hit of those nationwide measures, open up once more in December, give individuals the possibility of some procuring, some financial exercise within the weeks main as much as Christmas after which past.”
He earlier mentioned the intention over the subsequent 4 weeks is to halve the variety of infections.
Mr Johnson mentioned: “The target is to get the illness to cease doubling, the an infection price to cease doubling and begin halving.
“To try this you could get the R down under one.
“It’s at the moment estimated to be between 1.1 and 1.3 – I feel ONS (Workplace for Nationwide Statistics) mentioned not too long ago it was 1.6 – nevertheless it has been coming down.
“Our intention is to make use of this era to get it under 1 and get that an infection price halving, not doubling.”