The R value, which measures the rate at which one individual passes on Coronavirus to others, has risen to between 0.7 and 1.0.
The total death toll as result of Coronavirus now stands at 40,261, an increase of 357 as of today.
In the daily briefing the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, announced that all hospital visitors and outpatients will now be required to wear face masks. Face coverings are already mandatory on public transport.
Hancock also advised the public to not attend the protests for George Floyd in London this weekend because of the possible of the risk of further spreading the virus.