THE PM’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings is facing calls to resign after he travelled to his parents’ home despite coronavirus travel restrictions.

Police have confirmed they attended a property in County Durham after it emerged that Mr Cummings travelled more than 260 miles from his London home during lockdown.

Members of the public took to social media to pile pressure on Downing Street to sack the 48-year-old strategic.

Opposition MPs have accused Number 10 of “cover-up” and called for the Prime Minister’s top aide to resign.

It is suggested he stayed with relatives while he and members of his immediate family were suffering from coronavirus-related symptoms.

But, despite growing calls for Mr Cummings to quit, friends of the mastermind behind the Vote Leave campaign suggested he would be going nowhere.

People on twitter hit out at the fact that Mr Cummings displayed coronavirus symptoms over the weekend of March 28 and 29 and questioned why the public should continue following restrictions.

Nat Reed tweeted:  “My  parents, in their late 70’s, have been tested in the last week, as have I. All were negative and they live less than an hour away.

“I haven’t seen them since February and am still fighting all my instincts that say to jump in the car but beginning to wonder why.”

But a No 10 spokesman said Mr Cummings’ actions were in line with coronavirus guidelines and said reports that his family were spoken to by police were incorrect.

The statement said: “Owing to his wife being infected with suspected coronavirus and the high likelihood that he would himself become unwell, it was essential for Dominic Cummings to ensure his young child could be properly cared for.

“His sister and nieces had volunteered to help so he went to a house near to but separate from his extended family in case their help was needed.

“His sister shopped for the family and left everything outside.

“At no stage was he or his family spoken to by the police about this matter, as is being reported.

“His actions were in line with coronavirus guidelines. Mr Cummings believes he behaved reasonably and legally.”