January 19, 2022
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson
as he leaves from 10 Downing Street
part in the weekly session of
Minister's Questions at
House of Commons in central London
Tallis/AFP via Getty Images)
Restrictions including COVID-19,
...will be removed in
England, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on
Johnson also suggested that self-isolation rules may also be thrown
out at the end of March as the CCP (Chinese Communist Party)
virus pandemic becomes endemic.
Effective immediately, the UK government is no longer asking people
to work from home.
The COVID pass
mandate for nightclubs and large events won't be renewed when it
expires on Jan. 26.
Also from Jan. 27, indoor mask-wearing will no longer be
compulsory anywhere in England.
The requirement for secondary school pupils to wear masks during
class and in communal areas will be lifted on Jan. 20.
The Department for
Education is expected to update its national guidance soon.
Sajid Javid will also announce
plans to ease restrictions on care home visits in the coming days.
Roaring cheers from lawmakers could be heard in the House of
Commons following Johnson's announcements on masks.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson
during Prime Minister's Questions
House of Commons, London,
People who test positive for COVID-19 and their unvaccinated
contacts are still required to self-isolate, but Johnson said he,
"very much expect[s]
not to renew" the rule when the relevant regulations expire on
"As COVID becomes endemic, we will need to replace legal
requirements with advice and guidance, urging people with the
virus to be careful and considerate of others," the prime
Asked to remove testing
rules for vaccinated UK-bound travelers, Johnson said the government
is reviewing the testing arrangements on travel and that an
announcement can be expected in the coming days.
But he refused to reconsider the vaccination mandate for frontline
health care workers, insisting,
"the evidence is
clear that health care professionals should get vaccinated."
Johnson told MPs that the
Cabinet decided to remove its so-called "Plan B" measures on
Wednesday morning as data suggest the Omicron wave has peaked
nationally, and he attributed stabilizing hospital admission numbers
booster campaign" (sic) and the public's compliance to the
The removal of the "Plan
B" measures against the CCP virus came as,
the prime minister
battles increasing pressure calling for him to resign,
lockdown-breaching parties in
Number 10 Downing Street, the prime
minister's official residence, during the pandemic.
It also came after
received a petition on Monday
signed by more than 200,000 people, calling for an end to
vaccine passports and similar COVID certifications.
A separate petition calling on the reversal of vaccine mandates
for health care workers, which was also delivered to Number 10
on Monday, received about 160,000 signatures.
in Scotland and Wales have also
announced the removal of Omicron curbs, but mandatory
indoor mask-wearing and COVID passes will remain in place.
mask-wearing will be lifted on
January 27, 2022.
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