BCP Move to Plan B confirmed
The government has announced that England will move to Plan B in response to the risks of the Omicron variant. Moving to Plan B will help to slow the spread of the Omicron variant and reduce the chances of the NHS coming under unsustainable pressure, while buying time to deliver more boosters. In summary, the measures announced are:
• From 10 December, mandatory face covering rules are extended to most indoor settings (but will not include hospitality settings).
• From 13 December, guidance is for people to work from home if they can. Anyone who cannot work from home should continue to travel to their workplace.
• From 15 December, introduction of mandatory certification for certain settings. This will mean a requirement to show vaccination status or a recent negative test to enter certain high risk settings.
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You should work from home, if you can
Office workers who can work from home should do so from Monday 13 December. In-person working will be necessary in some cases to continue the effective and accessible delivery of some public services and private industries. If you need to continue to go into work, consider taking lateral flow tests regularly to manage your own risk and the risk to others.
If you need urgent care, think 111 first. They will help you to be seen quickly and safely by a suitable service, including A&E if appropriate.