Boris Johnson is set to host a press conference at 5pm this evening.

Downing Street confirmed that the press conference will be led by the PM following the vote in the House of Commons.

As well as discussing the post-Brexit trade agreement, it is speculated that more Covid restrictions could be set out by the Prime Minister. 

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The announcement comes following the post-Brexit vote in the Commons, as well as a vaccine update from Matt Hancock on the day the UK approved the use of the  Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine. 

The jab, which has been described as a “game changer”, was given the green light by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the vaccine is a “great British success story” and “hundreds of thousands” of doses would be available for rollout next week, including to care homes.

He told Sky News: “I am now, with this approval this morning, highly confident that we can get enough vulnerable people vaccinated by the spring that we can now see the route out of this pandemic.”

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson is also set to make an announcement at around 4pm giving schools and universities in England an update. 

Ahead of an announcement from Education Secretary Gavin Williamson on the plan for pupils going back after the Christmas break, the president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health said schools “should be the last places to close”.

How can I watch the Boris Johnson press conference?

The press conference is set to begin at 5pm and will be shown on BBC One as well as a host of news channels.