BORIS Johnson today announced Plan B WILL be completely scrapped back next Wednesday.
Hated vaccine passports will be dumped along with the guidance to work from home and face masks.
The PM said: “The cabinet concluded that because of the extraordinary booster campaign, together with the way the public have responded to the plan B, measures, we can return to plan a in England, and allow Plan B regulations to expire.
As The Sun revealed, masks in classrooms will be dropped tomorrow and scrapped entirely in schools on January 26.
Mr Johnson said: “While we must continue to remain cautious, the data are showing that time and again, this government, got the toughest decisions, right.”
Cabinet Ministers met this morning to flesh out the final changes ahead of the PM’s update to MPs.
Covid cases are falling as experts grow increasingly confident the country is over the hump of Omicron.
Mr Johnson is also widely seen as dropping Plan B to sooth lockdown-hating rebels threatening to blow apart his premiership.
A string of other senior Cabinet ministers have alsostrongly hinted that they expect Plan B to be axed soon on January 26.
Sage memberProfessor Andrew Haywardsaid: It looks like the Omicron variant, by becoming more transmissible, that its also become less severe, and we would hope thats the general direction of travel.”
Yesterday,the UK’s daily Covid cases dropped 21 per cent on last week.
There were 94,432 new cases in the past 24 hours, with 438 fatalities also recorded.
Deaths have risen compared to the past few days, but are still not near the levels seen in the Alpha peak last year of over 1,000.
This fits with the pattern of a Covid wave, however – a few weeks on from high cases, some extra deaths will now sadly catch up for those harder hit with the virus.
This time last week there had been 120,821 new daily cases recorded, as the country shows promising signs of the variant wave having peaked.