Government reportedly considering Plan B restrictions

New Covid restrictions could be announced as early as today, several outlets are reporting.

This comes the morning after a video was leaked to ITV, showing Downing Street aides joking about the alleged No 10 Christmas party last December while practising for then Press Secretary Allegra Stratton’s planned TV briefings.

In light of this bombshell, backbench Conservative MP Charles Walker told the BBC that he thought “any future lockdowns will be advisory, whatever the law says.”

If plan B guidelines are enforced, certification of vaccination or medical exemption will be required at nightclubs, indoor settings with 500 plus attendees, outdoor settings with over 4,000 plus attendees, and any other venue with over 10,000 attendees.

Work from home and social distancing measures could also be enforced.

Compulsory face coverings on public transport, along with most retail settings were reintroduced last week in light of the Omicron variant.

The ‘Covid-O’ sub committee is scheduled to meet today to discuss measures.

A full cabinet meeting and press conference could also take place later today.

A report, compiled by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, earlier this year and leaked to the Telegraph newspaper claimed just one month of vaccine passports could see passport-compliant venue profits slashed by up to £2.067 billion, as 5,700 extra staff would be required in venues with a capacity of 10,000 plus people.