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Return of Plan A in England

To reflect the return of Plan A in England, updated information is available on the Government website.


As Plan B measures came to an end in England today, take a look at the BCC’s new figures here, highlighting the impact of Plan B measures on businesses.


From 27 January, there is no longer a legal requirement to wear face coverings.

Choosing to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces can help to stop the spread of COVID-19.


Government is no longer asking people to work from home.

If you are in the office, open windows to let fresh air in.

Meeting Friends or Family?

Meeting outdoors is safer. If you meet indoors, let fresh air in.

When meeting others indoors, opening windows regularly for 10 minutes can let fresh air in to help disperse COVID-19 particles.


You must self isolate if you are told to do so by NHS Test & Trace. If you are not feeling well and have COVID symptoms, self isolate and take a test.

Test before you meet others in crowded indoor places or meeting someone who is at higher risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19. Try to stay at home if you are feeling unwell.


Wash your hands regularly to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Help stop the spread of COVID-19. Keep your NHS COVID-19 app on. It will alert you if you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus, and advise you to take a test.


If you are not fully protected, book an appointment or attend a drop-in centre.