Priti Patel says no new lockdown measures ‘today or tomorrow’
Yesterday a further 1,564 people died from coronavirus - the biggest figure reported in a single day since the pandemic began.
This morning we’re joined by Home Secretary Priti Patel to ask if England will be following Scotland into stricter lockdown measures, what's the latest on the vaccine rollout and whether she believes Covid guidelines have been made clear to police.
We are not thinking about bringing in new measures today or tomorrow, I can say this categorically to your viewers. Our focus is on the enforcement around the rules and regulations that exist now.
The Home Secretary also tells us about the new codeword scheme 'Ask for Ani', launched to protect domestic abuse victims.
Ask for Ani codeword scheme
If you are experiencing domestic abuse and need immediate help, ask for ‘ANI’ in a participating pharmacy. ‘ANI’ stands for Action Needed Immediately but also phonetically sounds like the name Annie. If a pharmacy has the ‘Ask for ANI’ logo on display, it means they’re ready to help. They will offer you a private space, provide a phone and ask if you need support from the police or other domestic abuse support services.