Boris Johnson has indicated that the June 21st date for all lockdowns to end could be postponed.
The prime minister has been saying for a few weeks that there is “nothing in the data” that could upset the schedule for that day.
But today he changed the message when he landed in Cornwall for the G7 summit.
He warned that cases and hospital admissions are on the rise and that the government “needs to see where we are”.
Boris is due to discuss the dates with a Covid task force on Monday and update the nation.
He said, “On Monday … let’s see where we are.
“I think what anyone can see very clearly is that cases are increasing and in some cases hospital admissions are increasing.
“What we have to assess is to what extent the phenomenal introduction of the vaccine has built protection in the population so that we can move on to the next phase. And that’s what we’re going to look at. “
The Prime Minister added that there were strong arguments on both sides of the debate as to whether the country would take on Jan.
The number of coronavirus cases in the UK has increased the most on a daily basis since February 26th.
The cases have risen by 74% since that time last week, with several thousand new infections registered.
The government said there had been an additional 7,540 laboratory-confirmed cases in the UK by 9 a.m. on Wednesday.
The government also said that within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 by Wednesday, six more people had died, bringing the UK’s total to 127,860.