Hairdressers, barbers and gyms will be forced to close under the second national lockdown in England, it has been announced.

Many people resorted to cutting their own hair last time the country was locked down.

There could be a few more DIY cuts this time around, with people set to go a month without being able to see a professional.

And many people will have to change their exercise routine.

The Prime Minister said in a Downing Street press conference that stringent action across the country was 'vital' in combating the spread of coronavirus.

The lockdown will see non-essential services and businesses close, including pubs and restaurants, while essential shops and educational settings will remain open.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson

He said people must 'stay at home as much as possible'.

It will be introduced at 12.01am on Thursday, November 5, lasting for a month until December 2, subject to Parliamentary approval and a vote in the House of Commons next week.

After December 2, the government will look to put regions back under a tier system, dependant on the rates of the coronavirus in specific areas.

Hairdressers and gyms will be closed along with other 'non-essential' outlets, although elite sport will be allowed to continue.

People will still be able to exercise outdoors.

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Unlike during the first lockdown, there will be no limit to the number of times a day you can exercise. And you can exercise with one person from another household.

The rule of six no longer applies to outdoor gatherings - instead, people can only meet one person from one other household or bubble, and only if they’re on their own when they do so.

The Prime Minister said: "We’ve got to be humble in the face of nature… the virus is spreading even faster than the reasonable worst case scenario of our scientific advisers.

"Unless we act, we could see deaths in this country running at several thousand a day – a peak of mortality, alas, bigger than the one we saw in April.”