New rules in response to Omicron variant

The discovery of a new strain of coronavirus, Omicron, has meant that the Government has brought in some new rules to help keep us safer and will expand the delivery of vaccines to provide boosters to millions more people by the end of January.

What’s changed

Contacts of individuals with a suspected or confirmed case of the Omicron variant, must self-isolate, regardless of their age or vaccination status. 

Staff and customers must wear a face covering in shops and in premises that provide close contact services including public transport.

How to help protect staff and customers

There are 7 main actions you can take to protect yourself, your staff and your customers.

Those running events should refer to the organised events guidance for more information.