Omicron news latest: Boris Johnson urges un-vaxed Brits to get Covid booster & pledges lateral flow tests WILL stay free

Omicron news latest: Boris Johnson urges un-vaxed Brits to get Covid booster & pledges lateral flow tests WILL stay free

Boris Johnson stressed the need for people who have so far refused a booster jab to “join the movement” and get a vaccination.

The PM today said he would “act according to the science” around cutting the self-isolation period for Covid-19 cases.

Experts are examining whether the period could be cut from seven to five days for cases, something which would help ease staffing crises across the economy and public services.

And Mr Johnson also pledged that free lateral flow tests would be available for “as long as it is necessary” as ministers considered how to move to a position of living with Covid-19.

He pointed out testing was an important line of defence, along with vaccinations, in the face of the Omicron wave.

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