Boris Johnson has announced England will drop Plan B Covid restrictions during Wednesday’s PMQs.
In a statement, Johnson told the House of Commons that due to the booster programme and the encouraging data, England will move to Plan A of Covid restrictions.
This means that face masks are no longer mandatory in public places and Covid status certification will not be required from next Thursday.
The PM also stated they will no longer be advising the public to work from home.
Organisations still have the right to enforce face coverings if they wish to but masks in places like public transport aren’t necessary.
However, the need for five days of self-isolation following a positive Covid test is still compulsory.
What Else Came From PMQs?
While the easing of restrictions is noteworthy, PMQs were dominated by calls for Boris Johnson to resign as Prime Minister.
Moments before the start of the questions, it broke that Bury South MP Christian Wakeford, formerly of the Conservative party, had defected to Labour.
The leader of the opposition Keir Starmer welcomed Wakeford to the party before Johnson reminded the house that it was a Conservative won seat.
Former cabinet minister David Davis has also joined the calls for the PM to resign quoting Leo Amery “in the name of God, go.”
Despite the constant pressure on the Conservative party, Johnson urges people to wait for the full investigation led by Sue Gray to conclude.
Ms Gray is expected to publish her findings by Friday.