Freed from Maskman Date and Vaccine Passport, UK begins life with COVID-19

Following a dramatic but short panic against the Omicron variant of the CCP virus that caused forced masking and COVID passports, the UK began living with COVID-19, but this time the emergency restriction menu is There is none.

Since January 27th, masks are no longer legally required anywhere in the UK, eliminating the need to check NHSCOVID passes at nightclubs and major events.

These “Plan B” measures were announced in September 2021 as a backup plan, but were triggered only in early December after the case of Omicron was discovered in the country.

In crowded indoor areas, it is advisable to wear a face cover that may come in contact with people you do not normally meet. Companies can choose to impose these restrictions on the premises, but police are no longer authorized to issue them. fine.

Transport for London, a municipality run by Andy Byford and chaired by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, has stated that it will continue to require masks as a condition of carriage. The Sainsbury’s business group, which operates the supermarket chain Sainsbury’s and household goods retailers Argos and Habitat, has asked customers to continue wearing face covers in-store. Meanwhile, supermarket Waitrose and department store John Lewis “suggest” people to wear face covers.

Work on home guidance, also initiated by Omicron, was completed on January 19.

On January 17, the self-quarantine period for COVID-19-positive cases was reduced to 5 days based on test results, while unvaccinated contacts should be quarantined for 10 days, Boris Johnson. The Prime Minister proposed this blanket. The rule may be abolished at the end of March.

Johnson announced the deregulation on January 19, and the government needs to replace legal requirements with advice and guidance to alert people with the virus and be considerate of others as the COVID-19 epidemic. Said there is.

Care home restrictions will be relaxed next week.

Starting Monday, restrictions on admission to long-term care facilities will be lifted, the self-quarantine period for positive cases will be reduced from 14 days to 10 days, and the outbreak management rules will be halved to 14 days.

After February 11, vaccinated international arrivals will no longer be subject to testing or quarantine, and unvaccinated arrivals will be required to undergo pre-departure and post-departure testing, but a positive test. No quarantine will occur unless there is.

CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus vaccination as a condition of deployment in care homes has been in effect since November 2021, and similar obligations will come into effect on April 1 in a wider healthcare environment. It suggests that the planned rule has not yet been finalized.

Javid also told the MP’s selection committee that the “Living with the COVID Plan” to be announced in the spring plans how the government will deal with new variants and when the NHS will “surge capacity”. He said he would show how to plan. Is required.

Deregulation in the UK is due to the fact that the number of hospitalizations and deaths did not follow the sharp curve of case numbers, and the government is testing antiviral drugs that it believes will accelerate additional vaccination campaigns and enhance protection. After starting. But Johnson also had a political incentive to lift the restrictions.

When Plan B’s measures were voted on by a blockade skeptical backbencher who seemed to gain more momentum as Johnson faced a continuing drip of allegations that it broke his own rules on social rallies. A record-sized Tory rebellion was staged.

The prime minister is currently facing the greatest crisis in his career as police are involved in a so-called party investigation and a call for resignation from the opposition has been rang by his own party members.

Lily Chow


Lily Zhou is a freelance writer who mainly covers the British news of The Epoch Times.