People are being asked to revert to working from home from today, unless it’s necessary.
It’s a complete reversal of the rules that were relaxed in September.
But the Government’s being warned it may not have the desired effect on Covid-19 case numbers.
Neil McDonnell, Chief Executive of ISME, says the economy could be damaged for little benefit:
Meanwhile Bars, restaurants and nightclubs will now have to shut from midnight, while covid certs will also be required to go to cinemas and theatres.
Weddings will also have to wrap up by midnight, as hotel bars are included in the new closing times.