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Government reportedly considering ‘Plan C’

Ministers are drawing up proposals for a potential “Plan C” involving tighter restrictions.

The new plan will help slow the spread of the Omicron variant, according to reports issued today.

‘Plan B’ will see members of the public will return to working from home on Monday and mandatory Covid passports for large venues from Wednesday.

Government officials are already said to be considering new, tighter restrictions should Plan B fail to ease the spread of the Omicron variant.

These could include having to “check in” once again with the NHS Covid App when entering certain venues and wearing a mask in all indoor spaces.

Ministers are reportedly considering ‘Plan C’ rules such as forcing customers to use the NHS Covid app again to go to a pub or restaurant.

The Plan B measures will be reviewed on January 5, before their expiry date of January 26.

There were a total of 817 confirmed cases of the Omicron variant in the UK as of Thursday, the UK Health Security Agency said.