Most people in this country are following the rules and doing their bit to control the virus, but we must remain focused and we cannot be complacent.
That is why we are strengthening the enforcement powers available to use against those who repeatedly flout the rules. At every stage I have said our plan to reopen society and the economy is conditional and that it relies on continued progress against the virus.
Today, we are able to announce some further changes which will allow more people to return to work and the public to get back to more of the things they have missed.
However, as I have always said, we will not hesitate to put on the brakes if required, or to continue to implement local measures to help to control the spread of the virus.