COVID-19: Temporary COVID-19 measures introduced from today (30th November 21)

Written and send on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council:

From 30 November for at least three weeks, Government have introduced temporary measures to respond to the emergence of UK cases of the new variant of COVID-19, Omicron.

The Government have done this to try to slow the spread of the new variant in the UK while work is done to find out as much as possible about the variant.

In a temporary measure, Government have introduced three key aspects for businesses. From 30 November for at least three weeks:

  • Face coverings are mandatory to wear on public transport and in retail premises, unless you are exempt. This applies to most high street premises (shops, shopping centres, post offices, banks, personal care and beauty treatment premises, travel agents, takeaways etc)
  • All arrivals into the UK from abroad need to take a PCR test by the end of day 2, and must self-isolate until a negative result is received
  • All contacts of those with the suspected variant, Omicron, must self-isolate for 10 days, regardless of vaccination status. These will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace.

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