Delays in reopening schools. (Photo Credit: MoD/Crown)

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he hopes schools in England can reopen from Monday, March 8.

This would be a delay as schools were originally due to reopen after the half-term in February.

In an announcement in the House of Commons on Wednesday, he said he hoped there would be enough immunity from the vaccination project to reopen schools from March 8.

The road-map for leaving lockdown – which will include the plan to reopen schools – will be published in the week of February 22, the Prime Minster added.