What time is today's coronavirus press conference, Saturday, May 30 and who's chairing it?
30th May 2020

THE CORONAVIRUS press briefings have been a daily occurrence since the UK was put into lockdown in March.

During these briefings, the public and press are given the opportunity to quiz government officials and health experts on coronavirus related issues.

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What time is today's coronavirus press briefing?

The Government's daily coronavirus briefing will be held at 4pm today, Saturday, May 30.

The conferences always take place at Downing Street and have been happening daily since March 16.

The briefing gives the nation the latest news on the UK's fight against coronavirus.

Who is speaking?

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden is chairing today's press briefing.

He will address the nation via a live broadcast.

Mr Dowden will then take questions from the public and the media.

How can I watch it?

You can follow all the live action from today's press conference live on The Sun here.

The press conference is shown on all major broadcasters including the BBC, Sky and Channel 4 each day.

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

What was said at yesterday's press conference?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak confirmed the UK's coronavirus furlough scheme will come to a close at the end of October.

At yesterday's Downing Street briefing, Mr Sunak set out how employers will have to start sharing the cost of the scheme.

From August, employers must pay National Insurance and pension contributions, then 10 per cent of pay from September, rising to 20 per cent in October.

Employees will also be allowed to return to work part-time from July, but with companies paying 100 per cent of their wages.

Mr Sunak said the Job Retention Scheme will adjust so "those who are able to work can do so".

A total of 8.4 million workers in the UK are having 80 per cent of their wages paid for by the government – up to £2,500 a month – under the scheme, which was originally meant to last until the end of July.

You can read more about what was announced yesterday here.

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