The Government is to find a further £3 billion into the NHS to relieve the inevitable winter pressures and help it prepare for a possible second coronavirus peak.
The funding will allow the continued use of additional private facilities, prop up routine care, as well as keep the network of Nightingale hospitals on stream until the end of March.
in a press conference this morning Boris Johnson is also expected to confirm plans to increase testing capacity to half a million a day by the end of October, with a new advertising campaign to increase awareness about who can be tested and where.
The number of people able to get a free flu vaccine will be expanded, amid fears people with other respiratory illnesses will cause chaos for the test and trace program.
There is speculation that the Prime Minister will also formally scrap the guidance to work from home and avoid public transport where possible.
However Chief Scientific Adviser Patrick Vallance yesterday told the science committee yesterday he saw no reason to change the current rule.