Downing Street has firmly denied reports that the government is drawing up “Plan C” measures to ban household mixing if Covid rates get surge this winter.
Boris Johnson’s official spokesman said Brits face a “very challenging winter”, but that it was “not accurate” to say ministers or officials are working on proposals for further restrictions.
Health secretary Sajid Javid yesterday said the government would not be implementing its Plan B measures, which include mandatory face masks and vaccine passports for large events, while warning that Covid cases may hit 100,000 a day this winter.
He suggested that if people do not come forward to take their booster jabs that Plan B restrictions may need to be implemented over winter.
The Telegraph today reported that the Cabinet Office was also drawing up Plan C measures that would include a ban on household mixing if the NHS comes under serious strain.
Speaking to journalists today, Johnson’s spokesman said: ” It’s important to stress neither ministers nor officials are working on those proposals – that’s not accurate.”
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