Plan B: PM aims to halt the spread of Omicron
Friday, 10th December 2021 — By Isabelle Stanley
A COVID “Plan B” was announced this week as prime minister Boris Johnson (pictured) prepared to bring in new measures aimed at stopping the spread of the Omicron variant.
At a special press conference, he said that from Monday people should start working from home where they can.
Mandatory mask-wearing in public spaces including cinemas and theatres is being extended, and when attending large events people must display a vaccine passport or a negative lateral flow test.
Event organisers have a week to discuss the measures before they are implemented.
Mr Johnson dismissed the possibility of mandatory vaccines, but has encouraged the public to get vaccinated and take a booster jab where offered.
He said more measures would be added if the spread of Omicron did not slow.