Coronavirus restrictions are to be tightened in parts of north-west England, West Yorkshire and the Midlands.
They are the latest areas to see extra measures put in place as cases increase.
How many people are under extra restrictions?
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said a second national lockdown would be likely to have “disastrous” financial consequences for the UK.
In total, at least 13.5 million people now face local restrictions in the UK, roughly one in five people.
- 10.9 million people in England, or 19% of its population
- 1.8 million people in Scotland (32%)
- 422,000 people in Wales (13%)
- At least 411,000 people in Northern Ireland (22%)
About 55% of the North of England is facing restrictions, along with 22% of the Midlands.
Which areas have restrictions?
The nature and extent of restrictions vary around the UK. Some of the rules and places include:
- From 22 September, people in Merseyside, Warrington, Halton and the parts of Lancashire not already under tightened restrictions (excluding Blackpool – as coronavirus rates there are lower than in the rest of the county) must not mix with people outside their household in homes or gardens. Pubs and restaurants must shut at 22:00 BST
- On the same date, residents In Bradford, Kirklees, Calderdale, Wolverhampton, Oadby and Wigston will be banned from socialising with other people outside of their own households or support bubble in private homes and gardens
- Pub curfews and restrictions on people mixing have been introduced in Northumberland, Newcastle, Sunderland, North and South Tyneside, Gateshead and County Durham
- Households in Birmingham, Solihull and Sandwell are not allowed to mix
- Those in parts of Greater Manchester – including Salford, Bury and the City of Manchester, cannot mix with those from outside their household or support bubble
- Also in Greater Manchester, in Bolton, there are visitor limits on care homes, while hospitality venues will only be able to serve takeaways and must close between 22:00 and 05:00
- People in Oldham, Blackburn with Darwen and Pendle should not meet anyone from outside their household outdoors
- In Leicester, people cannot host anyone they do not live with in their home or garden, unless they’re in their support bubble
- People living in Glasgow city, East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire, East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire are banned from meeting people from another household inside their home
- People in Rhondda Cynon Taf should not enter or leave the area without a reasonable excuse like going to work or school; pubs and restaurants must close by 23:00 and people should not meet other households indoors
- People in Caerphilly county are not allowed to enter or leave the area “without a reasonable excuse” and should not meet indoors with anyone outside their household
- People in Ballymena town, the Belfast council area and certain Northern Irish postcodes are not allowed to go to each other’s homes
Read more: BBC News