The coronavirus alert level is set to be raised from 3 to 4, meaning transmission of the virus is now ‘high or rising exponentially.’
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is holding a live press conference today to address this issue, and he is set to announce further restrictions to slow the spread of the virus.
What time will Boris Johnson give a covid update?
The Prime Minister is expected to address the nation regarding the situation at 8pm on Tuesday, September 22, following a statement in the House of Commons at 12.30pm.
You will also be able to watch the speech on BBc One, as well as the BBC News and Sky News channels.
What will Boris Johnson say in his speech?
The PM will announce what Number 10 has already confirmed – that the hospitality sector will be subject to a curfew and restricted to table service only.
More restrictions are expected this evening, including tightened rules around socialising with other households and the Government ditching its pleas for workers to return to offices.
Instead, the PM is expected to return to urging Britons to work from home if they can – with possible knock-on effects for essential travel.
According to The Daily Telegraph, other potential measures being considered include a further delay to trials of spectators returning to professional sport events, such as the Premier League, and the closure of indoor concert venues.
The exact list of further measures will be finalised this morning during a meeting of the PM’s Cabinet and Cobra, the first such emergency meeting in four months, with First Ministers in the three devolved nations on the call.
How can I watch it live?
You will be able to watch his announcement on BBC News and Sky News.