Schoolchildren have begun the gradual return to the classroom as the government’s changes to lockdown rules come into force today.
It comes as supermarkets begin rationing groceries in steps to ensure shelves remain full amid coronavirus panic-buying phenomenon.
The cabinet minister insisted the Conservative Party conference will go ahead despite MPs rejecting a parliamentary recess.
Alok Sharma urged Labour to support a general election when it is put to the House of Commons for a second time on Monday.
Tory MP Alok Sharma said he supported Boris Johnson's pledge to deliver an Australian-style points-based immigration system.