Due to the development of the coronavirus pandemic and the Omicron variant, England will move to Plan B.
From Friday 10th December, face coverings will become compulsory in most public indoor venues, such as cinemas, theatres and places of worship. There will be exemptions in venues where it is not practical to wear one, such as when you are eating, drinking or exercising.
From Monday 13th December, office workers who are not key workers and who can work from home will be advised to work from home.
From Wednesday 15th December, certain venues and events will be required by law to check that all visitors aged 18 years or over are fully vaccinated, have proof of a negative test in the last 48 hours, or have an exemption. These venues include nightclubs and settings where large crowds such as unseated indoor events with 500 or more attendees, unseated outdoor events with 4,000 or more attendees and any event with 10,000 or more attendees. People will be able to demonstrate proof of two vaccine doses via the app. Having considered the evidence since the emergence of Omicron, proof of a negative lateral flow test will also be accepted.
The government will keep the data under constant review. The regulations set to expire six weeks after implementation, with a review after three weeks.
For further information on Plan B measures please click here.