The government has said that a further 1,148 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in 24 hours – that’s the highest daily figure since June.
And 102 more deaths have been reported across the UK.
Meanwhile Public Health England are due to release a report into how children transmit Covid-19 between themselves as well as to adults. And how susceptible they are to the disease.
It’s understood that their study will distinguish between children aged under ten – and those aged from ten to 19.
Boris Johnson again insisted today he had ‘no doubts’ that English schools could reopen safely.