Michael Gove has told Sky News that people will be encouraged to work from home again as part of new measures to tackle a surge in cases of COVID-19.
It comes after the government encouraged people to return to their offices and workplaces just a few weeks ago.
The cabinet office minister reaffirmed the "reluctant" decision that pubs and restaurants will have to close at 10pm from Thursday and be table service only.
Mr Gove said he stood by the government's decision to encourage people to go out and dine over the summer and claims today's announcement is a proportionate response to rising case numbers.
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