Following the Prime Minister’s briefing yesterday it was confirmed that England will move to Plan B due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant in the UK.

In terms of practical working, any changes to the working environment will be made following Parliament ratifying any proposed changes, which is expected early next week.

Face covering regulations will be put before Parliament today, with the remaining regulations laid on Monday, and Parliament will then debate the measures, with a vote expected to take place on Tuesday 14 December.

Norse Group will continue to monitor the situation in the meantime, and respond with proportionate measures to protect staff and maintain a safe working environment.

As information is received further communications will be issued, please continue to work as you do until otherwise directed.

A full list of guidance on these changes will be available on www.gov.uk in the coming days.

Roger Smith
Head of SHEQ