Yes, we are having a circuit breaker/fire break to give us some time to improve track and trace and to make sure our hospitals can cope with Covid-19 patients as well as the normal winter pressures. A lot of routine work was cancelled first time round which is something to be avoided.
It's not really a hard lockdown, people can still leave home for exercise, essential shopping and if they can't work from home. Primary and some secondary school classes will be open after the half term break on November 2nd.
Our pub will be doing deliveries so we can still have Fish & Chips. Not much will change for us as we both have to go to work. Half the time for me, all the time for Me HH, you can't fix Steelworks trains from home !