It’s not just the end of Love Actually that’s got us in tiers this week. London has just been placed in Tier 4, with tighter restrictions closing non-essential retailers.
Essential shops all remain open, including Tesco, Superdrug, Boots and takeaway food and drink continues as before. Stay tuned online for any updates or changes in restrictions, and please check with individual retailers for last-minute changes in opening times.
Many will be left isolated and without family and the trappings of Christmas, with plans disrupted or cancelled. Food has been bought but might now go to waste, while others find themselves unable to find or afford it at such short notice. Local community groups and charities will be offering help, and we’ll share any links and resources across our social media. We encourage all to make sure nobody feels alone or left out this Christmas.