Boris Johnson will give a TV address to the nation on new lockdown plans for England at 8pm tonight.
The Prime Minister was forced to act after cases soared due to a new variant of Covid-19.
Parliament will be recalled to sit on Wednesday.
Scotland announced a national lockdown including shutting schools from midnight tonight until the end of January.
A No10 spokesman said: “The spread of the new variant of COVID-19 has led to rapidly escalating case numbers across the country.
“The Prime Minister is clear that further steps must now be taken to arrest this rise and to protect the NHS and save lives.
“He will set those out this evening.”
More to follow…