People who come into contact with the Omicron Covid variant will have to isolate for 10 days regardless of vaccination status according to the new regulations.

People who have been in contact with people infected with the Omicron Covid variant will have to quarantine for ten days regardless of their vaccination status under the new rules.

NS Prime Minister announced new restrictions last night amid growing concern about the dreaded super-tension.

Anyone exposed to the Omicron variant will have to quarantine for ten days


Anyone exposed to the Omicron variant will have to quarantine for ten daysCredit: Alamy

It comes later two cases of the Omicron variant has been reported in Essex and Nottingham.

The Prime Minister said now we need to take “proportionate and targeted measures” to slow its spread in the UK.

Boris Johnson said anyone arriving in the UK would be required to take a PCR test for Covid-19 on a second day and they must self-isolate until they come out negative.

This is a mandatory change for anyone traveling to the UK, from any country abroad.

He said at a Downing Street press conference on Saturday: “We are not going to stop people from traveling, I want to stress that, we are not going to stop people from traveling, but we will love requires anyone entering the UK to have a PCR test done by the end of the second day after their arrival and self-isolate until they come back negative.

“Second, we need to slow the spread of this variant in the UK, because border measures can only mitigate and delay the emergence of a new variant rather than prevent it all together. together.

“We will require all contacts of people who test positive for a suspected case of Omicron to self-isolate for 10 days regardless of your immunization status.

“We’re also going the extra mile in asking all of you to help stop the spread of this variant by tightening face covering regulations in stores and on public transport. .”


Mr Johnson continued: “Third, and most importantly, we need to strengthen our protections against this new variant.

“We still don’t know exactly how effective the vaccines are against Omicron but we have good reason to believe they will provide at least some protection.

“If you’re boosted, your reaction is likely to be stronger, so it’s more important than ever that people get their jabs and we get those boosters into the weapon as quickly as possible. the better.

“From today we will step up the ramp-up campaign, we have planned to do six million stabs in the UK alone over the next three weeks and now we are looking to go further.

“The Health Secretary has asked the JCVI (Joint Committee on Immunization and Immunization) to consider providing boosters to as wide a group as possible and to reduce the gap between the second dose and the booster. your.”

The Prime Minister promised that despite growing concerns, “Christmas will be significantly better than last year.”


Under the new rules, people must wear masks in shops, museums and public transport in the UK – unless there is a medical exemption.

Boris Johnson said precise rules for face coverings will be in place soon.

“In terms of face coverings, what we’re looking at is retail and transport, just getting back to a position where you have to wear them in retail or on the go,” he said at a Downing Street press conference. Public transport.

“But Health Secretary Saj (Javid) will set out more things over the course of the next day or so.”

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said face coverings would be required on public transport and “in some other indoor facilities”.

He tweeted: “With the first cases of the Omicron variant identified in the UK, we are taking additional measures to protect public health.

“All fully vaccinated persons arriving in the UK must self-isolate on arrival, have a PCR test on or before day 2 and continue to self-isolate until a negative result is received.

“For those who test positive, they must quarantine for 10 days. Nothing will change for travelers who have not been vaccinated. Everyone will also be required to wear face coverings on the facilities. public transport and in some other places in the house.

“These are targeted measures to provide confidence and protection, and we’ll review them after three weeks to make sure they’re working.”

Face coverings will become mandatory in stores and on public transport from “next week”, a notice from 10 Downing Street said.

The statement, released after the Prime Minister’s press conference, said: “Face coverings will be made mandatory in shops and on public transport from next week.

“All compensation settings will be waived.”

The restrictions, which do not apply to Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, also mark a frightening turnaround in the UK shutdown route.

Sajid Javid confirmed that two people have tested positive for the Omicron variant in the UK.

Health Minister added.

Those infected have come to the UK from southern Africa – where an outbreak of new Omicron cases has been reported.

In a bid to combat the spread, Angola, Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia have been added to the UK Government’s red list meaning arrivals must self-isolate at home for 10 days from 4am. roof.

Targeted testing is also underway in Nottingham and Chelmsford as a “precautionary measure”.

Making the announcement, Mr Javid told Sky News: “Last night I was contacted by the UK Health Security Service.

“I was informed that they have detected two cases of this new variant, Omicron, in the UK.

“One in Chelmsford, one in Nottingham.”

He added in a statement: “Thanks to our world-class genome sequencing, we have become aware of two cases of the Omicron variant in the UK.

“We have moved quickly and individuals are self-isolating while contact tracing is ongoing.

“We will do all we can to protect the UK public against this emerging threat and that’s why we are ramping up testing capacity for affected communities. and introduced travel restrictions in four other countries: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Angola.

“We will not hesitate to take further action if required.

“This is a stark reminder that we are not yet out of this pandemic.

“Getting vaccinated has never been more important – please continue with your first shot if you haven’t already, and if eligible, schedule a booster shot as soon as possible.”

Face covering is set to return


Face covering is set to returnCredit: Getty
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