Covid-19 UK winter plan: Mandatory masks & work from home order could return to stave off lockdowns

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Published on 14 Sep 2021, 16:47
Coronavirus latest: MASKS, working from home and even vaccine passports could return under the Government's Winter Covid Plan, Boris Johnson warned today.

The PM unveiled a "toolbox" of tough contingency measures that could be imposed at short notice to wrestle down a fresh spike.

Speaking at a Downing Street briefing he was bullish that his plan "will give us the confidence we don't need to go back to the lockdowns of the past".

But gloomy top docs warned of a winter surge as pupils return to schools and the NHS grapples with its usual seasonal strain.

Prof Chris Whitty warned: "Winter is coming, and people should still take this seriously."

Sir Patrick Vallance added that any sign of a Covid resurgence would have to be tackled hard and fast.

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Covid winter plan: Mandatory masks and work from home order could return to stave off more lockdowns, says Boris Johnson

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