Lockdown is in its second week across England (Picture: Getty Images)

The next two weeks are ‘absolutely crucial’ in making sure England comes out of lockdown on December 2 as planned, a Government scientific adviser has warned.

SAGE member Professor Susan Michie says the next fortnight will determine what restrictions will be set in place when the country comes out of lockdown – ultimately deciding if people will be able to spend Christmas with their loved ones. 

Meanwhile, dozens of anti-lockdown and anti-vaxxer protesters have been arrested after gathering in Somerset and Liverpool as England enters its second week of lockdown.

Crowds flouting social distancing restrictions were pictured scuffling with police after warnings to cancel demonstrations were ignored on Saturday.