Downing Street has issued a statement amid concerns of new lockdown restrictions in England.

A No 10 spokesman said there are no plans for a further Covid-19 lockdown in England.

Downing Street issues statement on lockdowns in England

He said: “We have set out our autumn and winter plan in terms of ‘Plan A’ and ‘Plan B’, and we continue to look at the latest scientific data.

“There isn’t any proposed plan for any further lockdowns. We are sticking to the autumn and winter plan we have set out.”

It comes as Sajid Javid announced he will hold a press conference later today sparking concerns over the government’s “Plan B” and further restrictions.

The Health Secretary will speak from 5pm on Wednesday as the government face increasing pressure amid a concerning rise in coronavirus cases ahead of the winter months.

Bournemouth Echo: Sajid Javid will hold a Downing Street press conference at 5pm on Wednesday.Sajid Javid will hold a Downing Street press conference at 5pm on Wednesday.

No plans for Covid ‘Plan B.

Ahead of the press conference, Downing Street said ministers have no plans to activate the Government’s winter Covid “Plan B”.

A No 10 spokesman they would continue to monitor the latest figures for the disease but that the numbers of hospital admissions and deaths were still “substantially lower” than they were earlier in the year.

“The important thing is that is the fact that our vaccination programme has has been successful in breaking the link between cases and hospitalisations and deaths,” the spokesman said.

“Our focus remains on ensuring we get boosters out to those who are eligible.”