Rules Returning as new Variant Spreads
Dec, 10 2021
Nearly two years into the pandemic and many of us are growing weary of it all. The introduction of a new variant means a rewind in the health crisis yet a portion of us have still kept the habit.
Lancashire’s Directors of Public Health have urged people across Preston and Lancashire to take the threat of Omicron seriously, as they welcome the government’s decision to move to Plan B.
Stricter Covid regulations will take place from today and further rules include the following:-
- From Friday December 10th - Mandatory face covering rules are extended to most indoor settings but will not include hospitality settings
- From Monday December 13th - People will be advised to work from home if they can. Anyone who cannot work from home should continue to travel to their workplace
- From Wednesday December 15th - People will need to show their NHS Covid Pass to enter places where large crowds gather, such as nightclubs or large sporting events.
This will mean a requirement to show vaccination status or a recent negative Covid test to enter certain high-risk settings.
In order to combat the fight against this new variant health officials are encouraging people to protect themselves. Please check with your GP if you haven’t already had your first or second vaccination. Following this you will need to have a booster jab for extra immunisation.
A measure of initiative is also required as Dr. Sakthi Karunanithi, Director of Public Health for Lancashire County Council explains,
“ At this moment in time vaccinations alone are sadly not enough, which is why every one of us needs to take personal responsibility following the national Covid-19 advice.
We must take the threat of Omicron seriously.
It is understandable that people want to get back to normality after living with Covid-19 for so long, but only through collective action can we overcome this latest setback”.
^Alex Ashworth CCG UK Blogger