It is expected that downing street will prepare to start restricting movement as people are not observing social distancing.

They are currently exploring the prospect of new restrictions to combat coronavirus – including closing parks, imposing curfews and restricting travel – because of widespread reports of people gathering.

Boris Johnston has said the government would be thinking “very, very actively in the next 24 hours” over the need to take “tougher measures”

We are expecting these details to be announced as credible sources within the UK government have confirmed they are now prepared to restrict movement.