Omicron is a Covid-19 variant that is sweeping the UK. The government has introduced Plan B to try and tackle the spread of this new strain of coronavirus. Here’s all you need to know.
Before we get onto Plan B, let’s first find out what Omicron is.
What is Omicron?
Omicron is the latest strain of Covid-19 to sweep across the country. The first case of Omicron was identified in South Africa on November 24, 2021 and was identified by the World Health Organisation as a ‘variant of concern’ just two days later.
The reason for this was because its highly mutated nature means its more transmissible than other variants. It is now believed to be the most common strain in the UK, and the symptoms are more like that of a cold than other types of Covid-19. Unlike previous mutations, whereby a loss of sense or smell were the giveaway signs, these symptoms might not be present with Omicron.
So, that’s the virus, but what’s Plan B?
What is Plan B?
Plan B is a set of government guidelines designed to slow down the transmission of Covid-19. It’s all stuff we’ve done before, but here’s a quick breakdown of the rules that now apply:
- Face masks are compulsory in most public indoor venues, including cinemas, theatres, and places of worship. Hospitality venues, including pubs and restaurants, are not included. Masks don’t need to be worn while singing or exercising.
- A Covid Pass will be needed for entry into nightclubs, large venues, unseated indoor venues with more than 500 attendees, and outside where there are more than 4,000 people.
- People should work from home if they can.
The measures are all now in place and a review will take place on January 5, 2022.
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