Boris Johnson announcement: What time is the Prime Minister's speech today, Tuesday, September 14?
BORIS Johnson will hold a major Covid press conference today despite his mother's tragic sudden death.
But what time will he speak and what is he expected to say? Here's all you need to know…
What time is Boris Johnson's announcement today?
The PMwill address to the nation today, September 14 at 4pm.
He is set to speak hours after the loss of his mother, professional painter Charlotte Johnson Wahl, who died last night at the age of 79.
What is Boris Johnson expected to say?
The PM will unveil a toolbox of measures for winter to help avoid a seasonal spike.
However, he's refused to rule out a further lockdown altogether – warning: "We've got to do everything that's right to protect the country."
It will mark a big day in the fight against Covid – with Brits expected to be told it's time to live alongside the virus.
No10 has previously said reintroducing draconian lockdown restrictions will be a "last resort" only.
Top medics Chris Whitty and Patrick Vallance will be beside Mr Johnson for the speech.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid will also speak.
The PM is expected to say he is "dead set" against imposing another lockdown.
Yesterday, he told reporters during a visit to Leicestershire the Government is "very confident" in the steps taken so far.
"I'll be setting out a lot more," he said.
"I'll be giving a full update on the plans."
It's understood the PM is desperate to avoid cancelling Christmas after millions were told they couldn't meet their families for the festive period last year.
However, question marks remain working from home and face coverings.
Mr Johnson is set to tell Brits he has abandoned plans for vaccine passports altogether.
Instead, he will hail a booster jabs blitz for the over-50s as the best "tool" to fight off a fourth surge of the deadly virus.
The Sun can reveal third doses are to be rolled out in a similar way to the first vaccine drive, starting with the most elderly and vulnerable.
Meanwhile, it's understood Mr Johnson will today announce that he will repeal certain sections of the Coronavirus Act.
That could mean the Government will no longer have the power to close down the economy, impose restrictions on large events, or temporarily close down schools.
And it's suggested the much-loathed traffic light system could go.
How can I watch Boris Johnson's announcement?
It will be streamed on The Sun's YouTube channel and across all major new channels this afternoon.
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