Latest figures show the UK’s R number – which shows the rate of Coronavirus transmission – has fallen below 1 for the first time since July.
It’s now between 0.7 and 0.9, which suggests the epidemic in the UK is shrinking.
However Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said ‘We are a long way off getting this sorted’ despite the drop in R rate.
Sky’s Roland Manthorpe looks at how close an exit route out of lockdown actually is.
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