The Prime Minister has said there is a “good chance” of not having any further restrictions in England as he wants to stick with Plan B.
In order to “ride out” the wave of infections without a lockdown he will advocate to the Cabinet the need to continue to wear face masks and work from home guidance.
On Tuesday the UK recorded more than 200,000 cases and Boris Johnson said now is the time for the “utmost caution.”
Johnson said, “So together with the Plan B measures that we introduced before Christmas we have a chance to ride out this Omicron wave without shutting down our country once again,” he told a Downing Street press conference.
“We can keep our schools and our businesses open and we can find a way to live with this virus.”
He acknowledged that the coming weeks are going to be “challenging” and warned that “some services will be disrupted by staff absences.”
Johnson said that 100,000 critical workers will receive lateral flow tests every day from Monday.
He added, “As our NHS moves to a war footing, I will be recommending to Cabinet tomorrow that we continue with Plan B.
“Because the public have responded and changed their behaviour, your behaviour, buying valuable time to get boosters in arms and help the NHS to cope with the Omicron wave.”