As of today, Plan B measures are no longer required in England. Face masks are no longer legal. However, there are still places where they are encouraged to be worn
Today, the Covid plan B measures have been ended. Face masks are no more legally required indoors.
You can also get rid of your NHS Covid pass as it was no longer required to permit you to enter large venues or nightclubs.
Boris Johnson, part of Downing Street’s “Operation Red Meat”, announced that he plans to remove Covid restrictions.
The Prime Minister was charged with “removing public health protections in the hope of saving his own skin”.
However, masks are not required by law in England. There are some situations where they can be useful.
Here is a summary of the most recent guidance issued by the government.
Do you require face masks for public transport?
People won’t have to wear masks in England starting today if they don’t want to.
The requirement to cover the face except for exemption has been dropped from indoors, schools, and on most public transport.
Londoners must still wear them for Transport for London services.
Although Sadiq Khan is not legally able to enforce his demands and does not attract a fine from the police, facial masks will be allowed to continue as they are. “condition of carriage”TfL Services. You can be denied admission to a Tube, bus or train without one.
Khan called on the PM not to abandon face masks. He stated: “Wearing a face covering is one of the single most important and easiest things we can all do to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and the Government should rethink their plans.”
How about face masks in supermarkets
Some supermarkets will still ask shoppers to wear masks or suggest it.
Sainsbury’s and John Lewis said their customers will be asked to wear masks, though the latter acknowledged it will ultimately come down to “personal choice”.
A spokeswoman for Sainsbury’s said: “Safety remains our highest priority.
“From Thursday, we’re asking our customers and colleagues in England to continue to wear a face covering in our stores if they are able to.”
Downing Street said Boris Johnson would “exercise his judgment” on whether to wear a mask.
What about face masks for health settings?
For example, wearing a mask to a GP practice is not a legal requirement.
However, the government issued a warning: “Infection prevention control guidance continues to require face coverings be worn in health and care settings, including primary care and pharmacies.”
What about facial masks for schools?
The use of face masks was stopped in England’s classrooms last week.
In the future, local directors for public health will be able recommend face coverings in communal spaces if there is an increase in demand.
However, it will be temporary if the judge considers it to be. “proportionate”The Department of Education.
Nadhim Zahawi, Education Secretary, has indicated that he intends to maintain a tight grip on these powers.
What about in other settings?
The guidance for England will return to Plan A.
“It is suggested that people wear face coverings in crowded and enclosed spaces where they might come into contact with people they do not normally meet.”
You can use this to cover many venues, from shops to nightclubs. However, it is up to you to decide when and how you want to use it.
Which other measures were eliminated?
Last week, the Working from Home guidance was discontinued.
Tory ministers have repeatedly stressed the importance of going to offices in person.
Covid passes no longer require legal authorization.
According to the Government, organisations will have the option to decide whether they require NHS Covid passes starting Thursday.
Why? Sajid Javid, Health and Social Care Secretary, said: “Our vaccines, testing and antivirals ensure we have some of the strongest defences in Europe and are allowing us to cautiously return to Plan A, restoring more freedoms to this country.
“As we learn to live with Covid we need to be clear eyed that this virus is not going away so if you haven’t already – please come forward for your first, second or booster jab.”
Despite being lower than levels before Christmas, covid infections continue to decline across the UK.
According to official Office for National Statistics (ONS), there was a decline in Covid cases last week in England, Scotland, and Wales.
According to estimates, one in 20 English people had Covid-19 within the week that ended January 22, which is 2.6 million more than the previous week’s 3.0 million.