The BBC understands a three-tier system will aim to replace the current patchwork of local lockdowns.
Leading scientists call for realism about what a vaccine against Covid can achieve next year.
But case numbers remain high and we are still at “a very critical period”, a study suggests.
An MPs’ report says better communication with patients could have avoided much anxiety and stress.
Most of those who tested positive at the Cornish factory were unaware they had coronavirus.