The comments made by Matt Hancock, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on 10 January 2021.
Our NHS is facing a huge challenge – it is under immense pressure and it’s imperative now more than ever we all play our part.
I know how much we have all sacrificed already, but the new variant has significantly changed the current landscape and we absolutely cannot let up now.
There is light at the end of the tunnel – the vaccine will provide a way out of this and over 1.5 million people across the UK have now been vaccinated.
Every day we are closer to beating this virus, but right now, we need to pull together for one final push and I’m urging you to continue to do your bit by staying at home to save lives and protect the NHS.