British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Wednesday their government is dropping national mask mandates.
While the Biden administration continues to push its mandates despite a recent Supreme Court ruling, the UK will instead treat the virus like the seasonal flu, allowing citizens to take whatever measures they see fit.
From the BBC, the prime minister said:
- Mandatory Covid passports for entering nightclubs and large events would end, though organisations could choose to use the NHS Covid pass if they wished
- People would no longer be advised to work from home and should discuss their return to offices with employers
- Face masks will no longer be mandated, though people are still advised to wear coverings in enclosed or crowded spaces and when meeting strangers
- From Thursday, secondary school pupils will no longer have to wear face masks in classrooms and government guidance on their use in communal areas would be removed “shortly”
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