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New government measures to slow spread of Omicron

10th December 2021

New Covid measures - the so-called Plan B - have been announced by the government to help slow the spread of the new Omicron variant. As part of this, the following preventative measures will be introduced.

From Friday 10 December

Wear a face covering in most public indoor venues,  including cinemas and theatres (excluding hospitality venues such as pubs and restaurants).

Face coverings - where to wear one and exemptions

From Monday 13 December

Work from home if you can.

From Wednesday 15 December

Show proof of two vaccine doses via the NHS Covid-19 Pass app or a negative lateral flow test for entry into venues where large crowds gather, such as nightclubs. 

You can find more information on the latest government guidelines here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Get a jab

Vaccination centres are offering walk-in sessions. Please remember boosters are only available at certain sites. Please use this link to find all locations and opening times available.

You can also book a vaccination or booster jab on the national NHS site here

Self-isolation

Financial support if you need to self-isolate