The UK Prime Minister has confirmed that it is the government's intention for education and childcare settings to remain open. In England, the govt will introduce a new three-tier system for local Covid-19 alert levels, starting on Wednesday 14th October.
Under the new three-tier system, 'medium' alert will cover most of the country & includes the rule of 6.
* 'high' alert prevents all indoor mixing between households.
* 'very' high alert will involve measures, including the closure of pubs and bars, and a ban on household mixing.