According to government figures published on Tuesday 26 January, the number of deaths of people who had had a positive test result for COVID-19 and died within 28 days of the first positive test now stands at 100,162.
Alas, our events calendar is looking decidedly thin, as all of our much-loved entertainment and hospitality venues remain closed, thanks to the national lockdown and efforts to help curb the spread coronavirus.
The majority of students at both universities have been asked not to return to Oxford, except for those studying specific courses relating to medicine, health, education and social work.
Here are 13 life lessons readers told us they learned from the first two lockdowns in 2020, to help you get through this third national lockdown in England.
Penny Chase was originally built in 1954 for the famous steeplechase jockey and author Dick Francis, whose novels centre on horse racing in England.