From today, all measures under plan B have been lifted, meaning face coverings are no longer mandatory in indoor venues.
Covid-19 passes are now voluntary for large events and nightclubs, and people are no longer being advised to work from home.
As of today, the lifting of Plan B means:
- Mandatory COVID-19 certification will end, but venues may choose to use the NHS COVID Pass voluntarily;
- Face coverings will not be required by law in indoor venues.
Local directors of public health are still able to recommend face coverings in communal areas only in education settings within their area, but only where the department and public health experts judge the measures to be proportionate – this is a temporary measure.
Infection prevention control guidance continues to require face coverings to be worn in health and care settings, including primary care and pharmacies.
It is suggested that people wear face coverings in crowded and enclosed spaces where they might come into contact with people they do not normally meet.
It is still a legal requirement for those with COVID-19 to self-isolate for 10 days with the option to end self-isolation after 5 full days following two negative LFD tests.