End of ‘Plan B’ Covid restrictions announced

End of ‘Plan B’ Covid restrictions announced

The government have announced that ‘Plan B’ Covid restrictions are set to end on 26 January after a decrease in cases and hospitalisations.

The controversial use of vaccine passports to enter stadiums and large venues will be axed.

Rules regarding mandatory face masks in shops and public transport will also no longer be in place.

Working from home will also be phased out, with Johnson telling workers to contact their employers for a “return to the workplace.”

Self isolation remains a legal requirement after testing positive for COVID-19.

Boris Johnson told the House of Commons: “We can return to Plan A and allow Plan B regulations to expire from Thursday next week.”

He also announced that face masks will no longer be required in schools.

The government will continue to “suggest” to wear a face covering, however it will no longer be a legal requirement with Johnson saying they “will trust the judgement of the British people.”

It is believed that this is one of the major announcements in Operation Red Meat, a series of measures by the government to boost poor polling results amid the so-called ‘Partygate‘ scandal.

It is the latest, and biggest easing of restrictions in the New Year, after self isolation was cut down to five full days last week.

the cabinet met on Wednesday morning to discuss the plans to scrap the new measures which were introduced in December.

The measures were brought in to combat rising cases from the Omicron variant.

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