Boris Johnson has said the government must “be cautious” as it decides whether to end all Covid restrictions in England on 21 June but Eastbourne’s MP says it’s time.

Cases are rising as the Delta variant spreads, with details of the next step on the “roadmap” due on Monday.

The prime minister told the BBC it was important any easing of restrictions was “irreversible” and warned that hospitalisations were increasing.

Here’s Caroline Ansell: “In our present day Covid battle, we have now vaccinated 75% of Eastbourne’s adult population with one dose and 60% with both doses. Over 25s have also been called forward to book their jab appointment. 

The latest data again confirms the vaccines are breaking the link between infections, which are presently rising, and hospitalisations, which are presently falling. This is good news.

The Prime Minister is expected to make an announcement next week, about the roadmap and what the 21st June will bring. I understand the caution but it’s time.”