Boris Johnson announcement today: When is the Prime Minister's next speech?

4 January 2021, 13:40 | Updated: 4 January 2021, 15:02

Is Boris Johnson addressing the nation today?
Is Boris Johnson addressing the nation today? Picture: Getty
Alice Dear

By Alice Dear

Boris Johnson will be making an announcement today at 8pm following speculation of another national lockdown.

Boris Johnson is set to address the nation this evening regarding plans for stricter COVID measures across England.

But has a speech been confirmed, and if so what time is it?

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There is speculation England could be heading back into lockdown following a rise in COVID cases
There is speculation England could be heading back into lockdown following a rise in COVID cases. Picture: PA

Is Boris Johnson making an announcement today?

Boris Johnson will be making an announcement to the nation tonight at 8pm, it has been confirmed.

This comes after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced Scotland would be entering lockdown until the end of January.

While it hasn't been confirmed what measures the PM will bring into place, he said in an interview today that there is "no question" the Government will be announcing stricter measures.

He said this will happen "in due course".

Boris Johnson said there is "no question" the Government will be announcing stricter measures
Boris Johnson said there is "no question" the Government will be announcing stricter measures. Picture: Getty

Is Boris Johnson going to announce another lockdown?

After the UK recored over 50,000 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, there is speculation England could be heading into another lockdown.

Of course, nothing has been confirmed by the Government yet.

At the moment, most of England are in tier 4, which bans mixing between households and has forced pubs, salons and restaurants to shut.

Non-essential shops have also been ordered to close in all tier 4 areas.

Matt Hancock fuelled reports of another national lockdown today after he refused to rule it out during an interview.

Talking to the ITV's Good Morning Britain, the Health Secretary said "we don't rule anything out”, before adding: "we are prepared to move quickly and take whatever action is necessary."

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