Matt Hancock press conference: Health Secretary to lead today's coronavirus briefing - and where to watch

The daily briefings have been introduced in response to calls for improved communication from the government on their plan to tackle the spread of Covid-19.

Matt Hancock is expected to lead today’s Downing Street press conference.

When do the daily press briefings take place?

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

Number 10 is to hold daily press briefings in an effort to improve communication on their plans to tackle the spread of Covid-19 (Getty Images)

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?

It is unclear who will join the Health Secretary

A number of cabinet ministers have led the briefing in recent weeks, including Dominic Raab, Michael Gove, 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.