PRIME Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce a delay to the final lifting of coronavirus restrictions in England today.

Mr Johnson will address the nation this evening and he is set to confirm that Step Four of his 'roadmap' out of lockdown, which would see all legal limits on social contact lifted, will be pushed back by four weeks.

Under this new directive, restrictions would not be lifted until July 19.

Rules on the number of spectators allowed at sporting fixtures look set to remain the same until then, meaning Warrington Wolves will have to play more home games in front of a limited crowd.

The club had capped sales of full memberships at 4,000 – the maximum number of fans allowed inside the ground under the current rules – but half-season memberships that would secure fans' places at games when Covid rules were lifted have been on sale.

The Wire have two more home fixtures before the new unlocking date – against Leigh Centurions on June 24 and Leeds Rhinos on July 5.

They are also due to face Wigan Warriors (June 30) and Hull KR (July 11) away from home but it is expected away supporters will now not be able to attend these fixtures.

The Halliwell Jones Stadium is also hosting England's mid-season game against the Combined Nations All-Stars on June 25 as part of a double header with the England vs Wales women's international, and the cap of 4,000 spectators is set to remain in place.