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Sadiq Khan welcomes easing of Plan B as it ‘is great news for our city’s economic recovery’

by LLB political Reporter
19th Jan 22 2:32 pm

The Prime Minister has told MPs in the House of Commons that the legal requirement for people with Covid having to self-isolate will end on 24 March.

Boris Johnson told MPs today, “As we return to Plan A, the House will know that some measures still remain, including those on self-isolation.”

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said the Prime Minister’s announcement to ease restrictions is great news for London’s “economic recovery.”

Khan has called on the government to keep legislation in place to make face coverings mandatory on public transport as we must “not get complacent and undo all our hard work and sacrifices.”

“The easing of Covid-19 restrictions in London and across our country is great news for our city’s economic recovery. London is the heartbeat of our nation’s economy and too many businesses had their future hanging in the balance coming into the new year due to inadequate government support.

“It’s been made possible by the fantastic efforts of everyone in our city, including our amazing NHS staff who have worked around the clock to administer the lifesaving Covid-19 vaccine. Everyone who wore a mask, took a lateral flow test or followed the advice to work from home where possible, has helped our city turn the corner.

“But sadly this is not the end of our fight against the virus. Covid-19 still poses a significant threat to all of us, our livelihoods and our loved ones.

“Wearing a face covering is one of the single most important and easiest things we can all do to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and the Government should rethink their plans and keep legislation in place to make them mandatory on public transport as well as in shops and indoor public venues.

“This ensures the rules are clear and consistent and crucially means enforcement action can continue to be carried out on our transport network. Compliance of the rules is far higher with legislation than without.

“If we have learnt anything from this pandemic, it is that we must not get complacent and undo all our hard work and sacrifices. That’s why face coverings will remain a condition of carriage on TfL services. I’m asking everyone in our capital to do the right thing and continue to wear a face covering when travelling on TfL services to keep us all protected and to prevent further restrictions from being necessary later down the line.

“It’s important that Londoners continue to test regularly and report their results, to keep our communities safe from infection. I also want to urge anyone who hasn’t come forward for their first, second, or booster vaccination to do so now, even if you’ve had Covid-19 before. It’s never too late.”

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