HM Government announces the end of Plan B restrictions in England

The Government has announced that the measures put in place under Plan B in England will be lifted. They urge you to continue to follow safer behaviours to protect yourself and others.

This means that:

From Wednesday 19th January, you are no longer asked to work from home if you can. Talk to your employer to agree arrangements to return to your workplace.

From Thursday 20th January, staff and pupils in secondary schools and colleges will not be required to wear a face covering in classrooms.

From Thursday 27th January, you will not be required to wear a face covering, including in communal areas of schools, but the Government suggests you continue to wear one in crowded and indoor spaces where you may come into contact with people you do not normally meet.

You’ll no longer need to show your NHS COVID Pass at venues and events by law.

You can find full details of all of the Government’s advice on Coronavirus at: