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January Updates, This Guidance applies to England


27 January:

You will not be required to wear a face covering, including in communal areas of schools, but the government suggests you continue to wear one in crowded and indoor spaces where you may come into contact with people you do not normally meet.

You’ll no longer need to show your NHS COVID Pass at venues and events by law.

20 January:

Staff and pupils in secondary schools and colleges will not be required to wear a face covering in classrooms.

19 January:

You are no longer asked to work from home if you can. Talk to your employer to agree arrangements to return to your workplace.

17 January:

16 and 17 year olds can now book a booster dose online. Parents and guardians of people at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 between 12 to 15 years old, or those living with people at higher risk, will also be contacted to book a booster.

You can stop self-isolating at the start of day 6 if you get 2 negative rapid lateral flow test results on days 5 and 6 and do not have a temperature. If either test is positive, wait until the next day before testing again

The government announced on 8th December 2021:


England will move to Plan B. The government has announced that England will move to Plan B in response to the risks of the Omicron variant. 

This means:

From 10 December, face coverings will be required by law in most indoor settings.

From 13 December office workers who can work from home should do so.

From 15 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. This means that those aged 18 years or over must show their NHS COVID Pass, or an alternative proof of a negative test result, such as an email or text proof, to gain entry into these venues.

The government website currently advises that the use of the NHS COVID Pass is required as a condition of entry into the following places:

  • nightclubs, dancehalls and discotheques;
  • other late night dance venues. These are any other venues that are:
  • indoor events with 500 or more unseated attendees, where those attendees are likely to stand or move around for all or part of the event, such as music venues with standing audiences or large receptions;
  • outdoor events with 4,000 or more unseated attendees, where those attendees are likely to stand or move around for all or part of the event, such as outdoor festivals; and
  • any events with 10,000 or more attendees indoor or outdoor, such as large sports and music events.
  • open between 1am and 5am;
  • serve alcohol during this time;
  • have a dancefloor (or designated space for dancing); and
  • provide music, whether live or recorded, for dancing.

Venues where the NHS COVID Pass is required for visitors

Nightclubs, dance halls and discotheques

You must always prove your vaccine-or-test COVID-19 status to visit all nightclubs, dance halls and discotheques.

You do not need to prove your vaccination status if:

  • the venue is not acting as a nightclub (for example by closing their dancefloor)
  • they are holding an exempt event (see the Exempt activities section below)

Other venues acting as nightclubs, dancehalls and discotheques

You must also prove your COVID-19 status to visit all other venues that:

  • are open at any point between 1am and 5am

  • serve alcohol after 1am

  • have a dancefloor (or space for dancing)

  • provide music, whether live or recorded, for dancing

Unless they are holding an exempt event (see the Exempt activities section below).

Venues meeting these criteria must make sure that everyone in the venue from 1am is vaccinated, has completed a recent negative test, or is exempt (unless the venue is holding an event which is exempt).

Venues can choose how they do this. For example, if you’re attending a venue, such as a late night bar with a dancefloor, you may have to prove your COVID-19 status to gain access, even if you enter and leave before 1am.

From 4am Tuesday 30 November:


  • International arrivals from non-red list countries who are fully vaccinated will need to isolate at home and take a PCR test on or before day 2 following your arrival. You are only permitted to leave isolation if this test result is negative. If your test result is positive, you will need to isolate for 10 days. This is the law.
  • Face coverings are a legal requirement in shops and on public transport. This is the law.
  • Those who have come into contact with an individual who may have been infected with the Omicron variant will need to self-isolate. This will apply even if you are fully-vaccinated or aged 18 or under. This is the law.
  • These temporary measures will be reviewed in 3 weeks’ time. 

Wear a face covering:


In England, face coverings must now be worn in shops and shopping centres, in transport hubs and on public transport. See when to wear a face covering. 

In indoor settings where a face covering is not legally required, you should still continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you may come into contact with other people you do not normally meet. 

Some people, including children under 11, are exempt from having to wear face coverings in any setting. Furthermore, anyone with a health condition or disability, which means they cannot wear a face covering, has a reasonable excuse for not wearing a face covering. 

These changes apply to England only.

 


 

Further guidance can be found at the following link:https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Please also see our main Covid-19 page

 

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