There are reports a “Cabinet deal” has been done which could see lockdown lifted by early March.

Ministers have given the three-point plan for lifting coronavirus restrictions the green light, according to the Sunday Times.

The move would mean lockdown restrictions beginning to ease in England after a review on February 22.

Experts have made it clear not all lockdown rules will be lifted at once, with some measures needed until the autumn.

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This week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said there were signs the lockdown was beginning to work and the roll-out of the vaccine could also allow for measures to be lifted.

The Government aims to have the most vulnerable in the UK vaccinated by February 15.

Meanwhile, In Hull, there were a further 12 Covid-related deaths recorded at hospitals in the area which brings the total since the pandemic began to 572.

It now means there have been 84 hospitals deaths related to Covid already in January. There were 119 in the whole of December.

There were also a further 146 daily cases announced across Hull and the East Riding. which is a drop on the previous day.

Every adult to receive vaccine by September

The Government hopes to have offered every adult a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine by September, Mr Raab said.

He told Sky: “Our target is by September to have offered all the adult population a first dose. If we can do it faster than that, great, but that’s the roadmap.”

The Foreign Secretary said that he hoped by the “early spring” some restrictions can be lifted “gradually” so the country can “get back to normal”.

He said the things that put that “at risk” are the new variants and pressure on the NHS, as he urged people to follow the rules.

All travel measures being considered

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the Government has “considered all of the possibilities” when asked about reports that ministers could introduce quarantine hotels.

Mr Raab told Sky’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday: “We will consider all the measures in the round.

“In terms of enforcement, we are going to be strengthening the checks at the border – so when people come in to make sure that they have filled out the passenger location form, that they have got that negative test that they have to vouch for before they get on the flight.

“Also, because the effect of abolishing or suspending the travel corridors is that people go into quarantine and self-isolation for 10 days, we’re making sure that Public Health England checks to make sure people are adhering to those rules.

“As well as changing the rules, we are also making sure that we beef up the capacity to make those checks.”

Ten mass vaccination centre to open

A further ten mass vaccination centres are opening across the country in the coming days.

The new centres would be able to administer “thousands” of jabs a week, scaling operations up and down according to vaccine supplies.

Seven mass vaccination sites have already been set up across the country, alongside a thousand GP-led surgeries and more than 250 hospitals already providing jabs. Read more.

Plans to start lifting lockdown restrictions in March

Here is more on the Cabinet plans to start lifting lockdown restrictions by early March. Read more.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a media briefing on coronavirus (COVID-19) in Downing Street, London.