With the new English lockdown announced on Monday 4 January, most of the UK is now under lockdown restrictions. The Scottish government, that has its own restriction levels – from zero to four – has now moved mainland Scotland to “enhanced level four restrictions” and lockdown will last until at least the end of January. Wales is also enforcing a “level 4” national lockdown and so is Northern Ireland, where a six-weeks lockdown began on Boxing Day.
Parliament has been recalled and MPs will consider public health regulations relating to the new English lockdown on Wednesday 6 January. It is likely that services related to mental health will continue to be listed amongst businesses allowed to remain open as in previous lockdowns. However, we understand that the current restrictions and government advice to work remotely whenever possible to contain the spread of Covid-19, mean that many registrants will choose to work remotely, so please refer to the BPC Guidance 2.