Additional measures are coming into place to control the spread of Covid-19 after the Government announced that England would move to ‘Plan B’ in response to the risks of the Omicron variant.

This means:

  • From Friday 10 December, face coverings will be required by law in most indoor settings, including theatres and cinemas, unless individuals are exempt. Face coverings remain mandatory in shops, banks, post offices, hairdressers and on public transport.
  • From Monday 13 December, people who can work from home should do so.
  • From Wednesday 15 December, NHS Covid passes will be required to attend unseated indoor venues with more than 500 people, unseated outdoor venues with more than 4,000 people, and any venue with more than 10,000 people, showing that visitors aged 18 or over are fully vaccinated, have had a negative Covid-19 test in the last 48 hours, or are exempt.

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