BORIS Johnson is poised to announce Plan B restrictions – meaning work-from-home and vaccine passports will be in place in the near future.
Boris Johnson WILL introduce new measures to tackle Omicron in a fresh blow to Christmas hope, government sources have told The Sun. Here’s what we know about Plan B.
What is a Plan B Covid in the UK?
The government has laid out plans to deal with Covid during the fall and winter.
This includes the preferred Plan A, which will be followed if infections remain manageable and the NHS is not overwhelmed, and Plan B, if the health service begins to run into trouble.
Plan A focuses on continued vaccine deployment.
This means offering it to healthy 12 to 15 year olds, encouraging those who have not yet progressed to do so, and moving forward with a booster program for those most at risk.
It will also encourage Britons to take a free flu shot, as well as get regular check-ups, self-isolate when necessary, and an NHS Covid Pass to check vaccination status or get tested.
On the other hand, plan B would mean return the measures seen in the UK’s various lockdowns.
This could include making face coverings and passports mandatory in certain locations, returning to work from home, and generally urging the public to behave more cautiously.
It was stated that some parts of the UK will see the Plan Abandon measures over the next few days as coronavirus infections continue to rise.
It appeared as Health Secretary, begging Brits to get their boost shot, favor The Sun’s Give Britain a Booster Campaign, in an attempt to fight the virus.
Will Plan B be introduced?
The Prime Minister will announce new Plan B measures today, December 8, and they could come into force ‘as early as tomorrow’ with a meeting of the Cabinet’s core committee. Covid O’ was held later to sign the details.
He said the key response for Omicron was to buy time – this could be done by tightening restrictions at the border.
The Prime Minister said the package of measures introduced today is sufficient to combat the Delta variant that currently prevails.
Earlier, in response to a question about why he hasn’t implemented further plan B measures, such as asking people to work from home, Boris Johnson cited the difference between the Delta variant and Omicron and its approach to “slow the seeding” through border measures. was introduced, accelerating the enhancement program and giving scientists more time to understand the variant.
What are the limitations of Plan B Covid?
Under Plan B, all essential workers will be required to work remotely just like they did between March 2020 and Freedom Day last July.
Vaccination passports – which the Government has been planning to introduce – will also be rolled out for major venues such as football matches and nightclubs.
Currently, the definition of full immunization is two shots rather than three.
Mandatory face masks – the third part of the Government’s Plan B – have come into force for shops and public transport after appearing last week to stem the rising tide of Omicron.
This will probably be extended to all defined “crowded and self-contained installations”.
A senior official said it was likely the new measures would be in place as early as tomorrow morning – but Downing St sources stressed “no decision has been made yet”.
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