Boris Johnson plunged England back into a new lockdown when he ordered millions of people to stay home.
All non-essential shops have been closed and pubs and restaurants have been told to move to takeaway only.
In a bid to stop coronavirus from spreading and killing more Brits, the government's restrictions are law until December 2.
Until that date, leaving the house without a reasonable excuse or essential purpose could see you slapped with a £200 fine.
And repeat offenders face huge bills for breaking the rules.
Police don’t need to prove you broke the law to give you a fine - only to suspect you did so. That means you could find yourself fighting a fine in court.
With all-but-essential stores closed, leaving only supermarkets and grocery stores operating, there are only a handful of reasons English households should be venturing outside, The Mirror reported.
Remembering the rules will be vital to playing your part in the lockdown - with politicians being told that at least half of adults didn’t follow the letter of the law during the first shutdown in Spring.
It comes as a poll of 2,000 adults found that 3 in four Brits are actually more worried about the impact of lockdown than catching coronavirus.
But the rules will remain in place until December 2, when Boris has promised his cabinet colleagues he will return us to the three-tiered system.
An extension of a full, national lockdown would require Boris to be backed with a vote in the Commons - something that might be harder to do at a third time of asking.
So until December 2, you can only leave for the following reasons:
- If it is ‘reasonably necessary’ to “buy goods or obtain services from” businesses that remain open - either for yourself, household members, or a “vulnerable person” or their household member.
- To withdraw or deposit money in a bank or building society or similar business.
- To “take exercise outside”, either alone, with members of your household or support/childcare bubble, or with one person from another household. Under this exemption, there must just be two of you in total - though kids under 5 don’t count towards the limit.
- To attend a place of worship (though they’re only staying open for private prayer)
- To visit estate or letting agents or show homes; view properties to buy or rent; prepare a property to move, buy, rent or sell; or move house.
- To visit someone in your support bubble or childcare bubble. A childcare bubble is when two households join together for informal childcare for a child under 13.
- To pick up takeaway food or drink.
- To visit a waste disposal or recycling centre.
- To attend work, education or training, or provide voluntary or charitable series, if it’s not reasonable to do so from home.
- To provide care or assistance to a vulnerable person.
- To provide emergency assistance to any person.
- To fulfil a legal obligation, including attending court or satisfying bail conditions.
- To access social services, DWP services, victim of crime services, and asylum and immigration services and interviews.
- If you’re an elite athlete, to continue training or competition.
- To seek medical assistance, including to donate blood, attend medical trials or take Covid tests or a vaccine.
- To avoid injury or illness or escape risk of harm.
- To be with a mother giving birth, at her request.
- To visit a household, close family member or friend who is being treated in hospital, a hospice or care home (local rules on visits permitting).
- To attend a support group, including for domestic abuse victims, addicts and LGBT people, or provide or receive respite care.
- To visit a household, close family member or friend you reasonably believe is dying.
- To attend a funeral or wake, or burial ground or garden of remembrance, though there are limits on the numbers who can attend.
- To attend a marriage or civil partnership, but again there are strict limits on numbers.
- To allow children with separated parents to move between those two parents’ homes.
- There are also certain exemptions for children in care and those preparing to be adopted.
- To visit a vet.
- To walk or otherwise exercise your pet.
- To return home if you were on holiday before the lockdown came into force.
- To visit a close family or friend in prison.