U.K Prime Minister, Boris Johnson is expected to announce an easing of COVID-19 rules when he makes a statement on Plan B measures
The cabinet will review the latest data before Mr Johnson addresses Parliament in the afternoon.
A government spokeswoman said the decision was “finely balanced” but the latest data was “encouraging”, with cases falling since early January.
Plan B measures – including face masks and Covid passes – are due to expire on 26 January.
The restrictions were introduced in December to slow the spread of the highly transmissible Omicron variant and to buy time to administer more booster jabs.