New government guidance to curb the spread of COVID-19
On 8 December the government announced that England will move to Plan B in response to the risks of the COVID-19 Omicron variant.
Plan B introduces several new rules, some of which are mandatory, to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission including when to wear a face covering, working from home for those who can, and COVID Pass requirements for some venues and events.
From Friday 10 December people will be required by law to wear face coverings on public transport and in most public indoor settings such as shops, banks, cinemas and hairdressers, unless individuals are exempt from doing so. For a full list of places where face coverings will mandatory, visit the gov.uk website.