Restrictions of one kind or another have been ongoing since March, but this is the third time a full national lockdown has been called.

15 photos from a deserted Sunderland city centre on first day of the lockdown 3

It’s news many of us will have been expecting, but it’s no less difficult for that.

Tuesday, 5th January 2021, 11:15 am
Updated Tuesday, 5th January 2021, 12:56 pm

As of Tuesday, January 5, the United Kingdom has returned to lockdown.

Non-essential retailers and gyms were already closed due to the North East’s Tier 4 restrictions, and now schools have joined them.

With people told to work from home unless they cannot, Sunderland city centre was once again all but deserted this morning.

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