Advice for residents

England has moved to Plan B in response to the risks of the Omicron variant. This means:

  • You must wear a face covering in most indoor public places, at large venues and events, and on public transport.
  • From 13 December, you should work from home if you can.
  • From 15 December you’ll need to show your NHS COVID Pass at nightclubs, some venues and large events to show you’re fully vaccinated, have had a negative test result in the last 48 hours, or you have an exemption.
  • If you’re a contact of someone who may have been infected with the Omicron variant, you must self-isolate for 10 days, regardless of your age, vaccination status or any negative test results.

To read additional guidance including guidance on international travel, please visit the Government website: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support - GOV.UK (


To keep ourselves, our families and our communities safe, there is essential advice we all should follow:

  1. Wear a face mask in indoor settings
  2. Keep good hand hygiene
  3. Limit the close contact you have with people you do not usually live with
  4. Get regular testing
  5. Taking up your first, second or booster vaccine as soon as you are eligible
  6. Ensuring rooms are well ventilated where possible

As advice changes we'll update this information. For the latest information follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram or visit the government website.