Plan C: What are the Covid rules and will they go into effect?

If Plan B doesn’t work to tackle Omicron, what happens next? (Image: Getty)

Plan B been discussed for a while – but what is this OLD plan have we heard about?

At the time of writing, the government is currently working on a ‘Plan B’ – a group of Covid-19 The restrictions include a new ‘work from home’ orders, masks required in shops and indoor public spaces, plus the use of vaccine passport.

All of these rules apply to England, with slight variations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

A few days ago, there were also rumors of ‘Plan C’. This will be essentially a tougher set of Covid-19 restrictions designed to stop the spread of the new. Omicron variant.

Just a few days ago, the Minister of Health Sajid Javid says there could be 10,000 cases already in the UK – with UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) data suggesting Omicron cases could topple the one million mark by the end of the month.

So, what exactly does Plan C involve?

What are the rules of Plan C?

Is this what Plan C might look like? (Image: Getty/

Firstly, the government has yet to even confirm the existence of Plan C, so the reported rules could change based on the number of cases – or never see the light of day.

Right now, it seems to be focusing its efforts on Plan B, strengthen jab implemented – and erased fervent discussion about it Christmas parties are locked in 2020.

But it has been widely reported that Plan C, under consideration, will have stricter restrictions.

Report These suggestions may include:

  • Check in with the NHS Covid-19 app, bringing contact tracing to hotel locations.
  • Use more passport vaccines at more entertainment venues and hotels.
  • Self-isolate for 10 days, if you have been in close contact with a positive Covid-19 case, according to i Currently, only close Omicron cases should self-isolate.
  • Masks are required in all indoor settings, including pubs, restaurants, gyms, and maybe even school classrooms, unless you have a genuine exemption. This is more of a requirement than is currently enshrined in the Plan B masking rules.

When will Plan C be implemented, if ever?

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There’s no set date for Plan C. Again, that’s just one potential scenario.

That said, it looks like – if it is done – it will be in the new year if Omicron cases increase.

Speaking in the House of Commons on December 8, Mr Javid said: ‘[UKHSA] It is estimated that the number of infections is about 20 times higher than the number of confirmed cases, and so the current number of infections is probably closer to 10,000.

‘UKHSA also estimates that at the current observed doubling rate of between two and a half three days, by the end of this month, infections could exceed 1 million. “

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