Boris Johnson has called for resolve and discipline tonight as he confirmed new lockdown measures to stop the global Covid-19 pandemic.

The Prime Minister called for a "spirit of togetherness" as he announced tonight (Tuesday) that pubs and restaurants in England will shut for a 10pm curfew.

He told the nation: "I know that we can succeed because we have succeeded before."

The Prime Minister's address saw some recently eased lockdown measures thrown into reverse.

During the televised broadcast, from 10 Downing Street, Mr Johnson confirmed that the hospitality industry would see changes, as pubs and restaurants are required to close by 10pm.

These venues are also required to offer table-service only from Thursday, when the changes come into effect.

As these rules will be law, businesses will be fined and could even be closed if they breach them.

On the increase in measures, he said: "Today I set out a package of tougher measures in England – early closing for pubs, bars; table service only; closing businesses that are not covid secure; expanding the use of face coverings, and new fines for those that fail to comply; and once again asking office workers to work from home if they can while enforcing the rule of six indoors and outdoors – a tougher package of national measures combined with the potential for tougher local restrictions for areas already in lockdown."

Other new coronavirus restrictions include face covering requirements being extended to all retail staff, all taxi customers and all staff and customers in indoor hospitality, except when seated at a table to eat or drink.

In more changes which could last as long as six months, he said that, from Monday, a maximum of 15 people will be able to attend wedding ceremonies and receptions.

There is no change for funerals, as up to 30 are permitted to attend.

Mr Johnson added that he had spoken with the leaders of the devolved administrations and that the approach will be shared across the UK.

He appealed to the heart of viewers, stating plainly: "The tragic reality of having covid is that your mild cough can be someone else’s death knell.

"And as for the suggestion that we should simply lock up the elderly and the vulnerable – with all the suffering that would entail – I must tell you that this is just not realistic, because if you let the virus rip through the rest of the population it would inevitably find its way through to the elderly as well, and in much greater numbers."

The PM warned that there would be policing of the rules, with soldiers primed to help out if needed.

"That’s why we need to suppress the virus now, and as for that minority who may continue to flout the rules, we will enforce those rules with tougher penalties and fines of up to £10,000.

"We will put more police out on the streets and use the army to backfill if necessary."

Finishing with an appeal to the unity of all four nations, he concluded: "We must rely on our willingness to look out for each other, to protect each other.

"Never in our history has our collective destiny and our collective health depended so completely on our individual behaviour.

"If we follow these simple rules together, we will get through this winter together. There are unquestionably difficult months to come.

"And the fight against covid is by no means over. I have no doubt, however, that there are great days ahead.

"But now is the time for us all to summon the discipline, and the resolve, and the spirit of togetherness that will carry us through."

Mr Johnson has previously stated that restrictions could continue well beyond Christmas and New Year “unless we palpably make progress”.