What time is the coronavirus press briefing today, May 14, and who is chairing it?

THE coronavirus press briefing is now a daily occurrence, and has been since the UK was placed on lockdown in March.

During these conferences, the public and press are given the opportunity to question government officials and health experts on issues to do with coronavirus.

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What time is the briefing today?

The Government's daily coronavirus press briefing is usually held around 5pm every day.

The press conferences are held at Downing Street.

These conferences have been taking place daily since March 16.

The briefing gives the nation the latest news in the coronavirus battle.

Who are the speakers?

The speakers have not yet been confirmed for today's briefing.

The conferences are chaired by a senior government official.

Government officials are accompanied by health experts to answer questions from the government about the on-going coronavirus pandemic.

Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty, his deputy Dr Jenny Harries and Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance have been regular additions to the briefings.

How to watch?

The press conference is shown on the BBC each day, live from Downing Street.

However, the conference can also be watched on the Government's official YouTube account.

In addition, our live coronavirus blog provides updates and reports on what is said during the briefing.

What happened yesterday?

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick chaired yesterday's conference, and he was accompanied by Deputy CMO Jenny Harries.

Mr Jenrick revealed the government was in talks with places of worship to discuss when and how faith houses could reopen.

He announced a £600m fund for care homes to implement infection controls on top of the £3.2bn given to care homes in the last two months to local councils.

It was also revealed that from May 13, anyone in England could move house, but that open house viewings "should not be taking place".

Another issue that was discussed was the re-opening of schools, Mr Jenrick explained how the government is working with trade unions to ensurethat schools reopen as soon as possible.

He said: "It's important we get children back into the school setting."


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