BRITS set to enjoy more freedom in just 12 days, as Boris Johnson prepares to release Plan B restrictions.
The prime minister is expected to remove many of the brakes on our daily lives amid growing confidence that Britain is out of the Omicron wave.
It is quite possible that he would end the work from home obligation and throw the controversial vaccine passport in the dustbin.
Wearing masks in public places is only one of the three major COVID measures that may remain in place after the end of the month.
A series of highly positive studies show that Omicron is milder than other strains, with the first official UK report revealing a 50-70% lower risk of hospitalization than Delta.
Health officials have repeatedly said that COVID booster shots protect against omicrons and give the best chance of surviving the pandemic.
Sun’s Jabs Army campaign is helping to get vital additional vaccines into the arms of the British people to avoid the need for further sanctions.
The legal basis of Plan B expires on January 26 and the restrictions will disappear unless they are renewed by the Prime Minister.
Top Tories are urging Boris to lift all sanctions as he seeks to stabilize his post as prime minister amid the No. 10 party scandal.
One cabinet minister said: “The voices of science are becoming less and less terrifying.
“If we have to wear face masks for a while, that is fine for me.
“The most important thing is to eliminate the work-from-home orientation. This will help revive the economy. ,
The Prime Minister’s senior team was briefed on the data “where everything is going in the right direction”.
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And a decision not to renew vaccine passports for mass events such as football matches would spark another Commons rebellion by Tory lawmakers.
A source told The Times: “There was always a very high threshold for politics. It would be difficult to justify a renewal of the way business is run.
Even leading scientists who warned about the dangers of Omicron now say the UK is in a better place and measures could be eased.
Scotland and Wales went ahead and imposed tougher Christmas restrictions than England, but are now dropping them.
Wales and Scotland ease restrictions
Today Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford announced that major outdoor events such as football and rugby matches could resume.
He outlined plans to lift almost all restrictions and return to a zero alert level on January 28, two days after England.
The Welsh Tories said Cardiff Labor Administration had “overreacted” to Omicron and should have followed the No 10 approach.
Leader Andrew RT Davies said: “Labour ministers have clearly overreacted to Omicron and this has caused considerable pain and suffering to families and businesses in Wales.
“Unfortunately, Labor has left Wales as an outlier in the UK with the toughest restrictions on sport, outdoor activities and hospitality.
“The UK recall campaign has been a resounding success and as such labor must now act quickly and lift restrictions as we prepare to recover and as a nation learn to live with Covid 19 Huh.”
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon also this week announced the easing of her country’s strict restrictions.
He has been criticized by Scottish hotel businesses for insisting on tighter restrictions, which have hit businesses while doing little to contain the virus.
The Tories are now hoping voters will benefit from the prime minister’s decision to keep England relatively free of sanctions.
A Tory strategist told the FT: ‘Boris’ polling numbers are improving as the tide of Covid turned over Christmas and the prime minister’s decision to lay down the line paid off.
“The same thing could happen again in February – or so he hopes.”
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