We sent our photographer NEIL CROSS into the city centre to see what had changed this time.
Pubs, restaurants and non-essential shops have closed their doors and members of the public have been told to stay at home for the next four weeks in a bid to reverse the spread of Covid-19.
People who flout coronavirus rules in an “egregious” way in the second national lockdown in England have been warned to expect tougher action.
Justice Secretary Robert Buckland said law enforcement will continue the approach of “policing by consent” to try to get the public to comply with the new lockdown.
An expansion of the number of Covid-19 marshals in local communities will also represent a “twin-track” approach to getting people to obey the regulations, he said.