Today, Mr Johnson said that the Government will not be changing the rules on social contact nationally just yet.
He stated: “At this stage, we are not changing the rules on social contact nationally.
“I don’t want to tell people to spend less time with their friends. But unless people follow the rules and behave safely, we may need to go further.
“Two weeks ago, I said we would hope for the best but plan for the worst. And of course we continue to hope for the best.
“The way to get there and to achieve that optimum outcome is if we all follow the rules, wash our hands, cover our faces, keep our distance – and get a test if we have symptoms, so that NHS Test and Trace can keep the virus under control.
“This is how we will avoid a return to full national lockdown. We’ve made huge progress together.
“I know we are going to succeed and I know we are going to beat this – if each and every one of us plays our part.”