Watch Live: Priti Patel gives Downing Street press conference on Covid rules

12 January 2021, 16:20 | Updated: 12 January 2021, 17:45

Priti Patel hosts Downing Street press conference | Watch LIVE 5pm

By Matt Drake

The Home Secretary is due to hold a press conference at Downing Street this evening at 5pm.

Priti Patel is expected to discuss coronavirus lockdown rules, the day after police in Derbyshire apologised for fining two women who went for a walk together.

Today's conference also comes as Metropolitan Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick has called for the government to clarify the rules.

She said: "Anything that brings greater clarity for officers and the public in general will be a good thing.”

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