The UK government has appointed Sir Richard Sykes as the new chair of the Vaccine Taskforce.
Care home residents will be able to spend more time with family and friends.
This follows the introduction of further support in Greater Manchester and Lancashire last week
Step 4 will be delayed by up to four weeks and the vaccination programme accelerated to respond to the rapid spread of the Delta variant.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a statement at the coronavirus press conference.
Working with the local authority, NHS Test and Trace is providing additional testing and genomic sequencing in Slough.
Working with the local authority, NHS Test and Trace is providing additional testing and genomic sequencing in Bracknell Forest.
New analysis by PHE shows for the first time that 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective against hospitalisation from the Delta (B.1.61.2) variant.
Ofqual is consulting on proposed revisions to the way the Exam Procedures Review Service (EPRS) will operate for qualifications awarded in summer 2021.
City of York Council has been awarded a further £1 million of funding to improve the energy efficiency of homes in York, leading to lower fuel bills and improved comfort.