Brits face a maximum £3,200 for breaking lockdown rules after Boris Johnson’s address

Boris Johnson has set out what he called "the first sketch of a road map for reopening society".

A new Covid Alert System is being set up determined mainly by the reinfection rate and the number of cases.

The alert levels will be one to five and the higher the level, the tougher social distancing measures will have to be. The PM said the UK had been in Level Four but "we are now in a position to begin to move in steps to Level Three".

Fines for breaching coronavirus regulations will rise from £60 to £100 under the plans set out by Boris Johnson.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressing the nation about coronavirus (COVID-19) - Andrew Parsons/10 Downing Street/Crown Copyright/PA Wire

Payment of the fine within 14 days will reduce the sum to £50, up from the present £30.

Repeat offenders will see the fine double for each subsequent breach to a maximum of £3,200.

It is unclear whether this applies to England and Wales or England only.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: "I want to be as clear as possible: social distancing measures are still in place. Lockdown hasn't been lifted and we all still need to play our part in stopping the spread of Covid-19.

"You must still stay at home as much as possible and keep a safe two-metre distance from other people at all times when you are out. Everyone must continue to work from home if they possibly can.

"You must not use public transport for any unnecessary journeys. If you really have to travel, please avoid rush hour.

"We still have a long way to go to defeat this virus and we have not returned to life as it was before.

"The Government has set out a gradual approach to bring the UK out of the current lockdown, carefully monitoring the impact at each stage. This is essential for avoiding a disastrous second peak that could overwhelm our NHS."