At 8 pm tonight (4th January) Prime Minister Boris Johnson will address the nation via TV as Number 10 says further steps must now be taken to address a surge in COVID cases.
It follows Scotland announcing a legal requirement to stay at home from Midnight.
The spread of the virus variant as led to rapid increases in cases across the country and the Government is now set to act.
The UK Parliament will be recalled, allowing MPs to vote on any new measures on Wednesday.
“The prime minister is clear that further steps must now be taken to arrest this rise and to protect the NHS and save lives,” a No 10 spokesman said.
“He will set those out this evening.”