Lockdown 2.0 is fast approaching after Boris Johnson announced a host of strict rules to come into place from Thursday.

Households will be banned from mixing and holidays banned as the government attempts to get to grips with a second wave of the virus.

Non-essential shops will close and gyms and barbers will also cease operating until at least December 2.

This could be a potential to-do list for people before the new rules come into place at 00.01 on Thursday, November 5.

Last orders

Pubs are going to close on Thursday until December so you only have a few days left to get a pint and a packet of crisps.

Under the new rules pubs cannot sell takeaway booze like they did during the first lockdown.

Customers will be able to snap up the cheap pints until the chain closes on Wednesday night

They can sell takeaway food - but time is running out to get down the boozer for a final drink.

Eat out to help out

Similarly to pubs, restaurants will close - apart for takeaway - on Wednesday at 10pm.

So there’s only a matter of hours until you can eat somewhere that isn’t your own home.

Depending on the tier you live in, it might be the last chance you have to see some friends and family for a meal until December.

Haircuts

Many Brits sported lockdown haircuts after the March closures

It might well be a return to DIY hair cuts in November as barbers and hairdressers will have to hang up their scissors for a month.

So if you need your roots done or are in desperate need for a trim, the clock is ticking.

Gym

Gym buffs will be fuming as workout rooms are being forced to closed for the second time this year.

Outdoor workouts will be allowed with one other person, but weights will have to wait.

So fitness fanatics have until Thursday to get a last-minute pump on.

Tattoo fixers

Tattoo parlours are deemed as non-essential and will have to close for November.

If you have a half-done inking and and don’t want to spend weeks with it incomplete, you have until Thursday.

Christmas shopping


Unless you can do all your Christmas shopping in a supermarket it might be worth hitting the high street this week.

Non-essential shops have been told to close in a bid to stop the virus spreading.

Clothing and electronics stores, vehicle showrooms, travel agents and betting shops will all stop trading until at least December 2.

Culture vultures

Museums, galleries and cinemas will have to close on Thursday so this is your last chance to see a film or take in an exhibition.

The government confirmed that all entertainment venues, including concert halls and theatres, have to put up the shutters until December.

Casinos, adult gaming centres and bingo halls will also close - so it is last chance saloon for game lovers.

Golf

As well as gyms and swimming pools, golf courses will have to close until December 2.

That is despite workouts with a single other person being allowed if it is outdoors.

Soft play, climbing walls, archery centres and theme parks will also close for the month.