BORIS Johnson has confirmed that the UK will face a third national lockdown.

The Prime Minister made the announcement during a televised address to the nation this evening.

The lockdown will come into effect from the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The restrictions in Sussex, which was previously in Tier 4 of the government's coronavirus alert system, will be altered in several ways.

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Schools will move to remote learning for all pupils other than vulnerable children and those whose parents are critical workers.

"Tier 4 - Stay at Home" was the government's highest level of coronavirus restrictions.

But the "Stay at Home" message will be reinforced under the national lockdown, with people urged not to leave the house unless making an essential trip such as food shopping or picking up medication.

Vulnerable people are also being asked to shield again.