COVID-19: Negative test requirement for people arriving in England delayed until next week

People arriving in England will have to prove they have tested negative for coronavirus from Monday - not Friday as originally planned, the government has announced.

"To give international arrivals time to prepare passengers will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test before departure to England from MONDAY 18 JANUARY at 4am," Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said in a tweet on Wednesday.

The scheme was originally due to begin at 4am on Friday 15 January.