The Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to reveal whether Plan B will be scrapped on Wednesday, 26 January.
Downing Street are keeping a close eye on the data as there has been “encouraging signs” that the virus is starting to flatten.
The Prime Minister’s spokesman said that the “maximum” amount of time will be given to allow for any potential rule changes to Plan B.
The spokesman said, “In terms of the data, there are some encouraging signs that infections are falling across the country.
“Obviously we want to see that mirrored in the latest ONS data as well.
“There are also some signs of falls – or at least plateauing – in admissions and occupancy in hospital, which is good to see.
“But it still remains the case that our NHS is under significant pressure, there are over 16,000 Covid patients in hospital in England alone.
“So we are keeping a very close eye on the data but we do believe the mitigations we have in place – particularly our booster programme – is offering massive protection to the public.”
Johnson’s spokesperson told The Sun, “I think you’d expect us, as we’ve always sought to do is give the maximum amount of time possible.
“I don’t have a specific date for you.
“But certainly we will look to announce our position in advance to those changes coming into effect.”