Daily infections in the UK are still high, but they are decreasing. The UK recorded 108,069 new cases on Wednesday. Boris Johnson has declared that England’s Plan B restrictions will phase out starting next Thursday. It mentioned that face-covering in public places and Covid passports were no longer required. The NHS Covid Pass will no longer be necessary to get access to venues and activities. Due to boosters and how people had adopted Plan B measures, the PM declared England was back to “Plan A.”
Lifting England’s Plan B Which Was Implemented For Controlling Omicron
The action is the latest in the UK government’s rollback of plan B efforts against the Omicron strain in England. People with a positive COVID-19 result can stop isolating on day 6 if they do not have a temperature. Also, they need to have two negative rapid lateral flow test results taken 24 hours apart on days 5 and 6.
Last week the Prime Minister confirmed Plan B restrictions in England will end this Wednesday 26 January, with guidance to work from home now withdrawn
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Staff and students in educational centres are no longer required to wear a face mask in class. Work From Home wouldn’t continue further. People with a positive COVID-19 result can stop isolating on day 6. But only if they do not have a temperature and have two negative rapid lateral tests.
Interim Statment By Prime Minister Boris Johnson
Furthermore, when the rules expire on March 24, the obligation for persons with COVID-19 to self-isolate won’t be a requirement. “And there will soon come a day when we can eliminate the legal duty to self-isolate entirely,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, “just as we don’t lay legal demands on individuals to isolate if they have flu.”
But, in order to do so, we must all exercise caution during the final weeks of winter. The epidemic is far from ended, with over 16,000 people in hospital in England alone… Omicron is a serious illness that affects everyone, especially those who didn’t get fully vaccinated.”