NEW rules to prevent the spread of Covid masks are meant to be required in many enclosed and crowded places.
Prime Minister affirmed in his address today that cinemas and cinemas will be affected by the tightened restrictions.
There will be mandatory vaccination passes in clubs and parties with a lot of people.
Prime Minister announced new rule during a press conference about his plans to “slow the spread of the virus”, when he urged the British to receive booster shots.
Mandatory face masks went into effect for shops and public transport after appearing last week.
This is the first attempt to prevent rising cases of the Covid variant, Omicron, but with cases selling well in recent weeks, the government has decided to tighten restrictions.
To date, more than 500 cases have been recorded of the new variant.
Do I have to wear a mask in a pub?
Government guidance says: “From Friday 10 December, face coverings will become mandatory in most indoor public venues, such as cinemas, theaters and places of worship.
“There will be exemptions in places where it’s impractical to wear one, such as when you’re eating, drinking or exercising.
“For that reason, masks will not be required in hotel settings.”
“Of course there will be impractical exemptions, such as when eating, drinking, exercising or singing,” the prime minister said.
We understand that means masks won’t be mandatory in pubs but we are waiting for full guidance on the new regulations from the government.
We will update this story as we know more.
Do I need a vaccine passport?
Vaccination passports for crowded venues will be introduced from next Wednesday.
This applies more to clubs – not pubs and restaurants.
It will be applied to open-air outdoor venues with more than 4,000 or any venue with a capacity of more than 10,000.
An NHS pass can still be achieved with two doses, and a negative lateral flow test is also sufficient.
What other rules have been announced?
In addition to new mask regulations and updated vaccine passports, other restrictions have also been put in place.
Working from home except for key employees will be introduced from Monday, though again, that’s not a legal requirement.
Employers can use the rest of the week to discuss work arrangements with workers, but everyone should work from home if possible.
This is intended to help reduce exposure and help slow transmission of the new variant, the Prime Minister said.
But he also says people should NOT cancel their Christmas party but go check it out instead.
No more restrictions would be expected in the long term.
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