Allowing teachers to award grades to pupils this summer is “as good a compromise as we can come to” following the cancellation of formal exams, Boris Johnson has said.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is “very optimistic” that he will be able to remove all coronavirus restrictions in England by 21 June under his four-stage plan for lifting lockdown.
Outdoor learning centres have warned they could be “lost forever” if they aren’t included on Boris Johnson’s roadmap to reopen from England’s latest lockdown.
Care home residents in England will be able to hold hands with one named visitor starting from 8 March, the government has announced.
Boris Johnson has set out his hope the current COVID lockdown will be the last thanks to the “unprecedented” vaccine rollout – but admitted he can’t offer “an absolute cast iron guarantee”.
Britons could be allowed to return to nightclubs and theatres with the use of rapid coronavirus tests, the prime minister has suggested.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he has no plans to introduce so-called vaccine passports for activities like going to the pub.
It is “too early” to say if people will be allowed to take summer holidays abroad or in the UK, Boris Johnson has said.
The prime minister has said he is concerned about crime “rebounding” as lockdown ends.
England may not return to regional coronavirus restrictions when the current lockdown is eased, the prime minister has suggested.
An open letter from the prime minister praising families’ efforts through the pandemic has been criticised as a “kick in the teeth”.
Boris Johnson has called on the EU to “urgently clarify its intentions” after Brussels moved to introduce controls on the export of COVID-19 vaccines from the bloc to Northern Ireland.
Boris Johnson has said he hopes it will be safe to reopen schools in England from 8 March, as the prime minister revealed to MPs when he intends to set out his plan for easing lockdown.
Boris Johnson has warned against the placing of restrictions on COVID vaccines after the EU threatened to put controls on the export of doses to Britain.
UK airline bosses have written to Boris Johnson insisting there is not enough evidence that imposing hotel quarantines on all travellers arriving into the country is necessary.
Data on when coronavirus lockdown restrictions can start to be eased will be assessed before mid-February, the prime minister has said.
The COVID-19 variant that was first identified in the UK may be more deadly than the original virus, the prime minister has warned.
More action could be taken on border closures amid the sustained COVID-19 death rate, the prime minister has said.
Boris Johnson has warned there will be more flooding to come next week amid severe “danger to life” flood warnings as Storm Christoph batters parts of the country.
Boris Johnson has been accused of “overruling” Home Secretary Priti Patel – after she claimed she argued for the shutting of the UK’s borders at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Four million people have now received a coronavirus jab, the prime minister has revealed, as he warned the public there will be no “open sesame” of lockdown easing.
Footballer Marcus Rashford has written to Boris Johnson to call for an “urgent review” on free school meals, stressing a need for reform to keep the initiative going for the long-term.
Boris Johnson has pledged coronavirus jabs will be given 24/7 “as soon as we can” – as AstraZeneca said it expects to release two million doses a week of the Oxford vaccine by mid-February.
Boris Johnson has warned the government “may have to do more” if ministers feel lockdown rules “are not being properly observed”.
The health secretary has suggested the prime minister was operating within the rules when he went cycling seven miles from Downing Street during lockdown.
Boris Johnson has warned the public that the easing of England’s third national lockdown will be a “gradual unwrapping” and not a “big bang”.
Boris Johnson has announced a new national lockdown for England – with people instructed to “stay at home” as they did during last March’s first shutdown.
Boris Johnson has outlined the NHS’s “realistic expectations” for the vaccination programme in the coming weeks as England and Scotland head into new national lockdowns.
Boris Johnson has said “there is no doubt in my mind that schools are safe” in areas where they are open – as he warned of potential tighter restrictions in the coming weeks.
MPs have overwhelmingly approved the Brexit trade deal to pave the way for the UK-EU agreement to come into force at 11pm tomorrow.