Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called on the British public to “get through this winter together”.
He said say we need to “summon the discipline, and the resolve, and the spirit of togetherness that will carry us through”.
Setting out the government’s latest covid restrictions he will also warn that “if people don’t follow the rules we have set out, then we must reserve the right to go further”.
He added: “Never in our history has our collective destiny and our collective health depended so completely on our individual behaviour. If we follow these simple rules together, we will get through this winter together. There are unquestionably difficult months to come.
“And the fight against covid is by no means over. I have no doubt, however, that there are great days ahead. But now is the time for us all to summon the discipline, and the resolve, and the spirit of togetherness that will carry us through.”