Leicester is to be put under a tighter lockdown then the rest of the country from Tuesday. These changes come after the city reported an increase in Coronavirus cases. The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has said that from Tuesday, non-essential shops will be asked to close, and schools will remain open for vulnerable children and the children of key workers
The Government has announced that schools in England could drop some non-core subjects next academic year. In the new changes, set to be announced on Thursday, pupils are expected to be organised in bubbles of up to 240 pupils in secondary school. These children will be allowed to mix freely and there will be staggered start and end dates for the school day as well as separate breaks.
Boris Johnson plans to give a speech later this week in which he hopes to unveil public spending worth £5 billion, which he will target improvements to schools, hospitals and infrastructure projects.
The total deaths as a result of Coronavirus now stands at 43,575, an increase of 25 as of today.