Boris Johnson set to lead daily press briefing at 5pm - as government reviews lockdown measures

Thursday, 28th May 2020, 2:56 pm
Updated Thursday, 28th May 2020, 4:03 pm
Boris Johnson is expected to take the daily press briefing at 5pm (Getty Images)

Boris Johnson is expected to lead today’s Downing Street press conference.

The press briefing will come after the latest SAGE meeting at which lockdown measures were reviewed

When do the daily press briefings take place?

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Today’s press conference is expected to take place at 5pm.

In general the press briefings take place between 4pm and 6pm, with previous meetings tending to start just after 5pm on weekdays and at 2.30pm on weekends.

A number 10 spokesperson said that they would like to “see [the briefings held at] a consistent time.”

Who will speak at today's press briefing?

The Prime Minister is expected to lead today’s Downing Street press conference, though it is unclear who will join Mr Johnson.

A number of cabinet ministers have led the briefing in recent weeks, including Dominic Raab, Michael Gove, Rishi Sunak, Grant Shapps and Alok Sharma.

Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance and Head of NHS England Simon Stevens have also been regular features.

Where can I watch the press briefings?

The daily press briefings will be available to watch live on BBC News.

You can watch online through BBC iPlayer here, while Sky News has a live YouTube stream here.