Mask mandates to tackle Omicron coronavirus variant come into force in England
- New mask mandates & other measures aimed at curbing the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant came into force in England. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is eyeing an expanded booster programme to help increase protection against COVID-19.
- Face masks are compulsory on transport and in shops, banks and hair salons.
- All international travellers must take a PCR test by the end of the second day after they arrive, and self-isolate until they get their result.