Covid cases rising in all but two regions of England – rate of infection where you live

Alicia Demirjian, incident director for COVID-19 at Public Health England, told Sky News: “Cases of COVID-19 are still high, especially among young people.

“If you are heading to a festival or other event this bank holiday weekend, to protect your friends and others we encourage you to take a free rapid test before you leave to check that you do not have the virus.”

This advice comes on the weekend of Reading and Leeds Festival, which is taking place from the 27-29th August.

Although restrictions on the capacity of the festival are in place, 40,000 people will gather in Reading alone this weekend.