Boris Johnson last week unveiled his plan to eventually have everybody take coronavirus tests, which give a result a few minutes.
Johnson said this would allow the government to drop social distancing restrictions and ensure places like cinemas, theatres, offices and stadiums could operate at 100 per cent capacity.
Specifically, Johnson said this means that theatres could see something "close to normality" before Christmas.
However, it seems that this is not the case anymore. The PM told Westminster’s Liaison Committee today that his “moonshot” would not be implemented for some time.
“We are a long way off, I’m afraid, or some way off having those instant pregnancy style, liberating tests that tell you whether you are infectious or not."