Last Updated Date: January 19, 2022

Covid-19 and Omicron Restrictions Are Being Lifted in The UK

British Prime Minister announces he will lift restrictions imposed to prevent spread of Covid-19 Omicron variant.

Covid-19 and Omicron Restrictions Are Being Lifted in The UK

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that they have decided to lift the restrictions put into effect to slow the spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

Prime Minister Johnson, in a speech in parliament, stated that the public will not be told to work from home and that from January 27, the use of mandatory mask-wearing and vaccination passports will end.

Noting that they aim to remove the rule regarding self-isolation of people with Covid-19, Johnson said that when the relevant regulation ends on March 24, the legal obligation will be lifted and even this date may be brought forward.

Pointing to the fact that the cases started to decline after seeing the peak as the reason for the decision, Johnson announced that “it is time to trust the public’s judgment” about the use of masks in closed and crowded places and that there will be no obligation to wear masks in the classrooms from tomorrow.

Plan B Measures for Covid-19

The British government introduced “Plan B” measures in December last year to slow the spread of Omicron.

The plan includes working from home where possible, wearing masks in public transport and indoor areas, and a vaccination passport requirement when entering places such as nightclubs.

Cases in the UK started to decline after passing 218,000 on 4 January. Yesterday, 94,432 cases and 438 deaths were recorded in the country.

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