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On Wednesday 8 December, the government announced that England will move to Plan B in response to the risks of the Omicron variant.

This means:

From 10 December, face coverings will be required by law in most indoor settings.
From 13 December office workers who can work from home should do so.
From 15 December, certain venues and events will be required by law to check that all visitors aged 18 years or over are fully vaccinated, have proof of a negative test in the last 48 hours, or have an exemption.

For more details on what you can or can not do, check the Government website HERE.

Click HERE for further information.

Grab a jab while you shop

Visit www.grabajab.net for details of when the vaccination clinic in Cabot Circus is open and to find out how to book an appointment.

  • Booked appointments only
  • Pfizer vaccine available.
  • Open to anyone aged 16 and over for first dose, second dose and booster vaccine, if eligible.

Test Centres

DAM Health, located on the first floor of The Galleries, and Express Test in Cabot Circus, offer pre-departure and day two tests for travellers.

‘Wash hands, cover face, make space’

Please continue to follow the guidance to wash your hands, wear a face covering and keep your distance.

Face coverings

Please wear a face covering when travelling on public transport and in most indoor settings.

It is important to note face coverings alone cannot protect yourselves and others from viruses; hand washing, social distancing and other measures must also be followed. Please refer to UK Government guidelines.

You can use a scarf or a disposable face mask but may prefer to make or buy some washable cloth masks; you’ll find several shops in Bristol Shopping Quarter selling them, further information HERE, and many suggestions online, including these from the Government’s website, which include instructions for upcycling old t-shirts.

If you do have to use a disposable mask, which many stores have available on their doors, you can recycle them at Wilko on Union Street, where you’ll find a collection point.

Using the NHS COVID-19 app

Using the NHS COVID-19 app helps stop the spread of the virus by informing you that you have been in close contact with someone who has since tested positive for COVID-19, even if you don’t know each other. The app is free and easy to use and doing so can help you protect your loved ones and others.

The app also allows people to report symptoms, order a coronavirus test, and check in to venues using a QR code. To help protect yourself and others, download and use the latest version of the NHS COVID-19 app.

A smile and a ‘thank you’ goes a long way

Please be kind to others and remember a ‘thank you’ goes a long way.

When you experience excellent customer service, do let us know via social media –  TwitterFacebook and Instagram – so we can give the people concerned a shout-out to let them know they’ve been appreciated.


Read the latest government guidance on coronavirus HERE.