According to reports, Boris Johnson is expected to lift Plan B restrictions in the next few weeks. In December, the Prime Minister unveiled so-called Plan B restrictions to limit the spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19.
Work from home advice, face masks in congested indoor settings, and a compulsory vaccine passport for large events are among the recommendations. According to the Daily Telegraph, Covid passports and work from home advice for England will no longer be available starting January 26.
However, the paper argues that many face mask restrictions are likely to remain. A source told the Times that there was no longer any other expectation on January 26, when the restriction will be lifted.
It’s been reported that restrictions on masks in secondary schools will be lifted before January 26th. “They are not connected to Plan B, so it may happen sooner than we think. It won’t be later.” That’s what a source said to The Sun.
On Friday, however, Covid infections in the United Kingdom dropped below 6 digits for the first time since early September. For the previous 24 hours, there were a total of 99,652 new incidents and 270 fatalities.
The R-number in England is between 1.1 and 1.5, according to the World Bank. According to the statistics, Omicron now accounts for 94 percent of all infections, having rapidly surpassed Delta as the most common variant.