When is Boris Johnson's next coronavirus announcement? PM to set out winter Covid-19 plans for England
Boris Johnson is due to set out further plans to tackle the coronavirus pandemic in England as he prepares to talk to MPs and news reporters.
His latest Covid-19 announcement will take place this week, with some anticipation and speculation over the details of the speech, including in particular on the use of vaccine passports.
It comes as coronavirus case numbers recorded a daily figure of 29,173 yesterday, with the number of deaths standing at 56. Patients admitted to hospital with Covid-19 were 1,073.
You probably want a few more details then, including when is Boris Johnson due to talk to MPs and news reporters, what is he expected to outline and what are other countries in the UK saying? Here’s what we know.
When is Boris Johnson’s next coronavirus announcement?
Boris Johnson is due to make a statement on the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.
What is Boris Johnson’s coronavirus announcement expected to contain?
Boris Johnson is widely expected to announce what will happen this autumn and winter in relation to the Covid-19 outbreak.
He is expected to say that the vaccine will be paramount in our fight against the virus over the coming months as the days get shorter and the weather gets colder.
Boris is also thought to be announcing that he will repeal certain sections of the Coronavirus Act that allow large sections of the economy to be closed down.
He is further expected to confirm that vaccine passports will now not be needed to enter large venues in England.
What are other countries in the UK doing?
England was widely expected to introduce vaccine passports for large venues and nightclubs from the end of September, but Health Secretary Sajid Javid yesterday said that would not now go ahead.
That means England is diverging from what’s happening in Scotland as the devolved administration there confirmed plans to introduce vaccine passports in the country from October 1. They will be required to enter nightclubs and other large events.
The Government in Wales, meanwhile, is expected to make a decision on vaccine passports later this week ahead of the coronavirus review on Friday.
Northern Ireland, however, has not currently indicated if its administration will implement a vaccine passport mandate for large venues.