At 5pm this evening, Boris Johnson will hold a press conference.
Downing Street has stated that after the vote in the House of Commons, the press conference will be led by the Prime Minister.
In addition to exploring the post-Brexit trade agreement, there is talk that the prime minister might put down further restrictions on Covid.
Politics LIVE: MPs to vote on the Brexit trade agreement between the EU and the UK.
The announcement comes after the House of Commons post-Brexit vote, as well as Matt Hancock’s vaccination update on the day the U.K. The use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine has been authorised.
The vaccine, described as a ‘game changer,’ received the green light from the Regulatory Agency for Medicines and Healthcare Products (MHRA).
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the vaccine was a “great British success story” and next week “hundreds of thousands” of doses, some for nursing homes, will be ready for rollout.
He told Sky News, “I’m very confident now, with this approval this morning, that we can get enough vulnerable people vaccinated by spring that we can now see the way out of this pandemic.”
Secretary of Education Gavin Williamson will also make an announcement around 4 p.m., updating England’s schools and universities.
The president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health said schools should be “the last places to close.” ahead of an announcement by Education Secretary Gavin Williamson of the programme for pupils returning after the Christmas holidays.
How can I watch the press conference with Boris Johnson?
At 5 p.m., the press conference begins. It will be shown on BBC One and on other news outlets.