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COVID-19: what does Plan B mean for me?

COVID-19 numbers are rising in Lambeth and across the country. There are also cases of the Omicron variant in Lambeth.

In order to limit the spread of COVID-19, the government has moved to Plan B arrangements (details below). These make it a legal requirement to wear face coverings in most places where you mix with other people. They also ask people to work from home if you can.

In summary, you should now:

  • Take a rapid test if you go to an event, meet up with friends, or are working in the office - see below info on how.
  • Get your Covid-19 and flu jabs, including your Covid-19 booster jab if eligible. This is our best protection against serious illness. Covid-19 vaccinations are available across Lambeth, you can book to attend or walk into your nearest centre. For more information visit www.nhs.uk/wintervaccinations
  • From Friday 10 December: face coverings will be required in more public settings, including theatres and cinemas, unless you are exempt. Face coverings are already required by law in indoor places such as shops and on public transport.
  • From Monday 13 December: you should work from home where possible.
  • From Wednesday 15 December: the NHS Covid Pass will be needed in some venues, including nightclubs. People will be able to demonstrate proof of two vaccine doses via the app. Proof of a negative lateral flow test will also be accepted. 
  • The government has also introduced daily contact tests for contacts of confirmed positive cases instead of the ten-day self-isolation period. Check the current self-isolation rules here

Lambeth Council:

  • When and how to get a test including testing sites including pharmacies, order/pick up/order home kits, details here
  • Help to those who need to self-isolate - including financial, details here