Lockdown will start from 5th November up to the 2nd of December. A wholesale change in the government’s initial strategy which saw them try the tiered system to bring the infection rates under control. This now seems to have not been as effective as hoped and a national lockdown is the result. The central message delivered by the Prime Minister was “stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives”.
More information at: https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-england-to-enter-month-long-lockdown-from-thursday-pm-announces-12120114