From midnight on the 31st, 75% of the population of Great Britain will be under the high-level Tier 4 Lockdown.
This follows a huge increase in cases of Covid-19, and the fast spread of the new variant that began in the south-east counties of Kent and Essex recently.
In the last twenty four hours, 961 people have died after contracting Coronavirus, and more than 50,000 new infections were notified.
Not much of a start to 2021, but let’s hope the lockdown does some good.
Here is a full report from the BBC News website, in case those of you with friends or relatives in the UK would like to know more.