Masks will be worn until next year. Covid rules have been extended to protect against even more restrictive curbs in the face of ongoing Omicron concerns.

  • Shop owners could continue to be required to wear masks until next year. 
  • Dec 18th is the deadline for a final decision about extending usage.
  • Whitehall sources claimed that they would stay for at most three more weeks 
  • A contingency plan could include vaccine passports as well as work at home. 

As ministers attempt to counter demands for more restrictive restrictions during Christmas, laws requiring the wearing of masks on public transport and in shops are expected to remain in force until next year.

Last week, the emergency regulations reintroduced the mandatory masks for the period December 21 through January 31 to slow the spread and spread of Omicron.

Final decisions on the extension of their use might not be made until December 18, 2018.

Whitehall sources indicated that it is likely that the use of masks will continue for three more weeks in order to provide scientists with time to study Omicron’s threat.

Others restrictions like travel checks and mandatory quarantine of ten days for Omicron-infected persons are set to be increased.

Sources say Boris Johnson will not comply with Government Plan B pressures until the new year.

Emergency regulations last week reintroduced mandatory masks until December 21 to help slow the spread of the Omicron variant (file image)

In an emergency order, last week mandatory masks were reintroduced until December 21 under the name of slowing the spread (file image).

This contingency plan will include the ordering of millions to work remotely and using vaccine passports. Dominic Raab (Deputy Prime Minister) yesterday called on people to get moving with festive plans, saying that it was going to be an unforgettable Christmas. Whitehall sources said that Plan B is still not in place. It is hoped that Christmas can be more ordinary than it was last year.

“That will depend on the information about the variant. However, it is possible that the situation will remain the same for the next few weeks. Raab advised people to get booster jabs. This is the only way to prevent further restrictions.

He said that ministers didn’t want to be like Germany and make vaccinations compulsory. He said that he would not restrict medical treatment to the unvaccinated, despite the warnings of the medical profession about how their medical needs outweigh other critical care. The Sunday Times spoke with Nicki Credland as chairman of The British Association of Critical Care Nurses. He said: “All nurses know they must give non-judgmental healthcare.

The contingency plan would involve the use of vaccine passports and ordering millions to work from home (file image)

A contingency plan could include ordering millions to work remotely and the purchase of vaccine passports.

Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab yesterday urged people to press ahead with their plans for the festive season, saying it was 'going to be a great Christmas'

Yesterday, Dominic Raab, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, urged citizens to continue with plans for Christmas. He said it would be “a wonderful Christmas”.

“But we have found it difficult to give care to those who chose not to receive vaccines. This has an adverse effect on the health of other patients.

“We are human beings, and we get mad at people who aren’t our fault.”

After figures showed that more than 90% of Covid patients who need the best specialist care were not vaccinated, her comments come after these statistics. Doctors warned that transplant surgery may not be possible and have advised that crucial cancer surgeries will be held back.

Times Radio’s Mr Raab stated that he would not accept any suggestion suggesting we might deny people access to essential services if they haven’t had a jab.

A home antiviral plan 

To protect Omicron-afflicted patients, the Omicron variant could be protected from the home Covid treatment.

According to the Sunday Telegraph, Sajid Javid (Health Secretary) will conduct a study of Molnupiravir also called Lagevrio.

The plans call for the NHS to provide antiviral medication courses to immunosuppressed and clinically vulnerable patients within 48 hours after they test positive.

According to reports, a variety of delivery units have been set up at hospitals and doctors.

Last month, the UK became first country to permit the use and sale of pills. A spokesperson from the Department of Health said that there are many exciting options in the pipeline. We will share more information in due course.