From next Thursday, the United Kingdom will lift all additional restrictions imposed to slow the spread of the Omicron virus, according to a government announcement. Face masks will be required to be worn at all times, regardless of where you are. The decision was made after an analysis revealed that the new variant of Covid-19 has now most likely reached its peak in the country, according to the findings.
In a statement to the House of Commons, Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated that the most recent Office for National Statistics analysis indicates that Omicron has most likely reached its peak in the country, allowing a return to so-called Plan A or minimum Covid restrictions.
What it entails
Individuals in the United Kingdom will no longer be required to work from home as a result of this.
The requirement for large venues to have mandatory Covid vaccine certification will also be phased out.
Naturally, organisations in the United Kingdom have the option to use the NHS Covid pass on their own initiative.
The wearing of face masks will no longer be required anywhere in the country, according to the British government.
Mandatory face masks in school classrooms will be phased out sooner than later, possibly as early as this week.
If you are in an enclosed or crowded space, the government will continue to recommend that you cover your face.
It will be left to the discretion of the people, and no longer will anyone who chooses not to wear one be considered a criminal.
In the meantime, those who have tested positive for Covid must continue to self-isolate, as required by law.
Beginning on Monday, the period of self-isolation has been reduced from seven to five days.
On days five and six of the self-isolation period, two negative rapid lateral flow tests were required to be performed.
The self-isolation regulations are set to expire on March 24, and it is expected that they will not be renewed.