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COVID-19 restrictions lifted in the UK

As COVID-19 cases level off in the UK, face coverings mandate is lifted.

stack of masks used to protect against COVID-19

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is easing the restrictions surrounding COVID-19.


Omicron’s ability to end the COVID-19 pandemic remains unclear

‘Remain cautious’ even as restrictions are lifted

Government scientists think that Omicron has peaked nationally, so guidelines are starting to change. You can read the full list of changing regulations here.

Officials in the UK are no longer advising people to work from home. The mask mandate is also being lifted in schools as well as the rest of the country. COVID-19 passes will no longer be required to enter large events either.

The restrictions were initially put in place in December 2021 in attempt to slow the spread of the Omicron variant. A goal was to buy time for the population to get vaccinated and boosted.

As of now the only requirement in place is self-isolating for five days. This is only if you’ve been infected with COVID-19.

This requirement however, is soon to end too. The expiration date for isolation is March 24. Johnson plans to move it up if the data improves.

Despite the changes in regulations, Johnson cautions that the pandemic is not over yet.


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