Different households in Greater Manchester, parts of east Lancashire and West Yorkshire can no longer mix in each other's homes and gardens.
The Health Secretary said embracing flexibility would help “bottle the best bits” of the NHS coronavirus response going forward.
The Health Secretary has kept the option open for a winter coronavirus lockdown in the case of a new spike in infections.
As Leicester prepares to lockdown once again, the Health Secretary said the government is prepared to take further action if necessary.
Mr Hancock said the England footballer's campaign to extend free school meals over the summer holidays was "civilised and powerful".
The Health Secretary said that a Public Health England report shows that being from a minority ethnic background increases the risk of contracting coronavirus.
The Health Secretary denied that Dominic Cummings remaining in post will undermine the plea to follow to the new test and trace policy.
The Health Secretary echoed Boris Johnson’s calls for common sense as Britons get to grips with changes to the UK’s lockdown rules.
Matt Hancock confirmed that men are more likely to die of Covid-19, after his department tweeted that “certain genders” were worse affected.
The Health Secretary said the government will “consider all options” for relaxing lockdown but warned that the UK “cannot move too soon”.
NHS fundraiser Captain Tom Moore has virtually opened a new NHS Nightingale hospital provide more than 500 extra beds in North Yorkshire.
talkRADIO’s mid-morning host said the paper should be “absolutely and utterly ashamed” for criticising care workers "badge of honour".
The shadow health secretary has called for "details on what comes next" as the government prepares to extend lockdown measures from today.
The Health Secretary defended the proposed “badge of honour” for care workers, saying criticism of it “misjudged the mood of the nation”.
The British Medical Association has urged the government to grant NHS staff who have come from abroad indefinite leave to remain in the UK.
The temporary facility was established at London's ExCel Centre in just nine days and will have the capacity to treat up to 4,000 people.
Matt Hancock has defended his call for professional footballers to donate some of their salary to others during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Matt Hancock said the Prime Minister is "on the mend" after contracting Covid-19 and remains "heavily involved" in the government response.
The Health Secretary said Covid-19 tests will be made available for all “as soon as possible”, but refused to put a date on the roll out.
A Conservative MP is among the thousands of former doctors and nurses who have been asked to go back to work to fight against coronavirus.
The Health Secretary has urged people to follow the public health rules put in place to tackle coronavirus, as measures continue to step up.
Yorkshire Tea was targeted in a frenzy of "furious accusations" and "rage" after the new Chancellor posted a picture with its teabags.
Matt Hancock has promised to build 40 new hospitals over the next 10 years in the "biggest programme in a generation".
A network of Female Genital Mutilation clinics are to open in England to help survivors and prevent more girls being mutilated.
Damian Hinds has said technology companies have a big responsibility to curb the spread of health misinformation on the internet.
Professor Robert Winston has raised concerns over a partnership between Amazon’s Alexa device and the NHS.
The health secretary said it was a "mistake" for the leadership hopeful to call Boris Johnson a "coward".
Boris Johnson's Tory leadership bid has received a new boost with the backing of Matt Hancock who pulled out of the contest last week.
The health secretary said it was "increasingly clear" the party needed a candidate to deal with the "unique circumstances that exist now".
Health secretary Matt Hancock has described the Brexit Party as a “protest movement”, after the party won 29 seats in the European elections last week.
The health secretary refused to rule out running for leadership of the Conservatives in the future.
Fibre-optic broadband will soon be present in all hospitals and GP surgeries, according to the health secretary.
The health secretary has warned that "fake news" about vaccinations on social media is leading to increased vaccine rejection.
A mother who tried to bring medical cannabis into the UK illegally in a bid to help her severely epileptic daughter has had it confiscated at the airport.
The health secretary said he felt like viral sensation Brenda from Bristol when thinking about the prospect of another general election.
Reality TV shows have a duty to care for contestants after they become famous, the health secretary has said following the death of former Love Island star Mike Thalassitis.
Labour MP Justin Madders has said it is "wrong" for the Health Secretary to be endorsing private health companies, such as GP at Hand.
UK's largest supplier of insulin announced on Wednesday that the UK Government needs to find new shipping routes - other than Dover-Calais - if they want medicine stockpiles to be maintained. But, how much are companies really stockpiling?
UK’s largest supplier of insulin has warned that new shipping routes will be needed as an alternative to Dover, if the Government wants medicine stockpiles to be maintained in the case of no-deal Brexit.
Theresa May will unveil a plan for overhauling certain areas of the NHS by providing additional funding, but staff shortages and social care are still not being addressed
The health secretary told talkRADIO's Julia Hartley-Brewer that if Theresa May lost today's confidence vote it would not affect "the position of the EU" on Brexit.
Fax machines will be banned across the NHS under plans to modernise the outdated technology and IT systems in the institution.
Additional action needs to be taken to help with medicine stockpiling in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the health secretary has claimed.
A South London GP has criticised the health secretary for saying the NHS should be more like McDonald's.
When asked by MP Luciana Berger what the benefits of leaving the EU would be for the NHS, Health Secretary Matt Hancock appeared to struggle to give an answer
The NHS will need to start implementing some emergency preparations before Christmas if there is a no-deal Brexit, in order to be ready for leaving the European Union in March, MPs have been warned.
The health secretary has claimed there is an "awful lot of work" to do in order to ensure an "unhindered supply of drugs" in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
The health secretary has defended Theresa May's Brexit deal, claiming that the alternatives of a second referendum or no-deal Brexit were "both ugly" options.
Liberal Democrat Norman Lamb has said that an “age tax” is an option because it “protects young people” from additional costs.
Prescriptions for diabetics are now costing the NHS in England more than £1 billion a year, new figures show.
The health secretary, Matt Hancock, has said that people need to take "greater personal responsibility" for managing their own health.
Julia Hartley-Brewer has said that people understand the effect “a kebab and cigarettes” has on their health and still make that choice, as the Health Secretary announces a new prevention strategy for areas such as smoking and obesity.
Sharon Morris, a former mental health nurse has said she was diagnosed with PTSD and still has nightmares after being attacked by a patient two years ago.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said violence against NHS staff is “shocking” but body cameras and higher penalties are being brought in to dissuade people from being violent.