Oris Johnson is set to lift Plan B restrictions in the coming weeks, it has been reported.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Covid passports and work-from-home advice for England will be lifted from January 26.
However, the document adds that some rules on face masks are likely to remain.
“There frankly doesn’t seem to be any other expectation at the moment,” a source told the newspaper of the January 26 restrictions ending.
It has also been reported that rules on masks in secondary schools could be dropped before January 26.
A source told The Sun: “They’re not related to Plan B, so it might happen sooner than lifting Plan B. It won’t be later.”
Another 99,652 cases have been recorded along with 270 deaths in the past 24 hours.
The R number – reproduction – in England is between 1.1 and 1.5.
Separate data from the Office for National Statistics revealed that Omicron now accounts for 94% of all infections after quickly overtaking Delta as the dominant variant.