Some workers told to head back to jobs on Monday

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has encouraged some people to get back to work tomorrow.

Mr Johnson delivered a televised speech to the nation on the current situation regarding the coronavirus crisis.

He announced a number of changes to the lockdown restrictions that have been in place in the country for several weeks, including new rules around parks, exercise and travel.

While the PM made clear that it is too early to drastically change the lockdown, he did encourage some people who to start heading back to work from tomorrow.

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Up until now, everyone except those classed as key workers have been told not to go to work or to work from home if at all possible.

For many, this has meant not working at all as their jobs cannot be performed from home.

The government is currently spending an enormous amount of money paying part of people's wages who have been furloughed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Speaking tonight Mr Johnson set out a change in this approach, encouraging some to head back to work from as early as tomorrow morning.

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He said: "[From tomorrow] anyone who can't work from home, for instance those in construction and manufacturing, should be actively encouraged to go to work."

But he said people should stay away from buses and trains if they can.

He added: "And we want it to be safe for you to get to work.

"So you should avoid public transport if at all possible, because we must and will maintain social distancing, and capacity will therefore be limited.

He added: "And to ensure you are safe at work we have been working to establish new guidance for employers to make workplaces COVID-secure.

"And when you do go to work, if possible do so by car or even better by walking or bicycle. But just as with workplaces, public transport operators will also be following COVID-secure standards."

"So work from home if you can, but you should go to work if you can't work from home."

It is understood that a warning system administered by a new "joint biosecurity centre" will detect local increases in infection rates, with the view to locally alter restrictions in England.

He insisted that any small changes to the lockdown will be closely monitored at a local, regional and national level, adding: "If there are outbreaks, if there are problems, we will not hesitate to put on the brakes."