BORIS Johnson will today summon his Cabinet to free England from Plan B restrictions.
The PM will scrap working from home and vaccine passports from January 26.
But he will also warn the threat is not yet over and Brits will be urged to wear masks in shops and on public transport
The PM hopes the move will buy him some much-needed support among his backbenches.
Meanwhile, Health Secretary Sajid Javid has said Britain is winning the war on Omicron.
He added: “I have always said that these restrictions should not stay in place a day longer than absolutely necessary.
“Due to . . . the likelihood that we have already reached the peak of the case numbers of hospitalisations, I am cautiously optimistic that we will be able to substantially reduce restrictions next week.”
Scientists agree that things are heading the right way.
Sage member Professor Andrew Hayward said: “It looks like the Omicron variant, by becoming more transmissible, that it’s also become less severe, and we would hope that’s the general direction of travel.”
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