Plans to remove lockdown restrictions have been delayed by the government.

Boris Johnson has confirmed step four easing of lockdown will not take place on Monday June 21 as had been originally hoped.

Instead, the easing will be delayed for a further four weeks at least.

However, there was some good news for couples getting married - with restrictions on wedding numbers removed.

The Prime Minister told a press conference on Monday that the spread of the Delta variant meant “we have obviously faced a very difficult choice”.

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Making the announcement on Monday evening Mr Johnson said: “We can simply keep going with all of Step 4 on June 21, even though there is a real possibility that the virus will outrun the vaccines and that thousands more deaths would ensue which could otherwise have been avoided.

“Or else we can give the NHS a few more crucial weeks to get those remaining jabs into the arms of those who need them.

“And since today I cannot say that that we have met all our four tests for proceeding with Step 4 on June 21, I think it is sensible to wait just a little longer.”