Matt Hancock the Health Secretary says 75% of over-80s and three quarters of UK care homes have received a first Covid jab

Matt Hancock tells BBC ‘no community transmission’ of variant first found in South Africa. He says everything being done to stop spread new variants from Brazil and South Africa. He adds that there are a ‘small number of cases’ of the Brazil variant, which are being monitored closely

People who have received a Covid-19 vaccine are warned they could still pass the virus on to others. British employers made plans to cut 795,000 jobs last year

Whilst New Zealand reports first case of Covid-19 outside a quarantine facility in more than two months