Schools in some parts of the country are continuing their partial return - though it has been deemed too early by Merseyside's local authorities.

One area which is reopening quickly is the fast food industry, with McDonald's expected to reopen hundreds more of its drive-thrus today.

The details of which sites are opening back up is being kept under wraps until the day itself, and so far no Merseyside branches are back up and running.

But after dozens of branches across the country started serving up Big Macs.

Meanwhile, professional sport is continuing its tentative comeback across the UK. The Championship League snooker is in to day three, while racing today will be at Kempton and Yarmouth - behind closed doors.

We'll have updates on all that, plus the latest on the progress of the virus both her and across the world, as well as information on the government briefing to be held later today.