A BARMY loophole in the new Covid rules means you could remove your mask in shops or on trains if you’re SINGING.
Under Plan B there’s a mask-wearing exemption for all indoor places if you’re belting out a tune.
It means maskless Brits could dodge hefty fines if they burst into song in supermarket aisles or on a crowded carriage.
Brits were warned they would be “pushing the law” and advised people not to use the get-around to take their masks off in Tesco.
Boris Johnson’s fresh clampdown to tackle Omicron has been blasted for a host of contradictions.
Among them is a compulsion for worshippers to wear masks while silently praying – but not while bellowing hymns despite that being more likely to spread Covid.
Musical-lovers can also remove their masks to at theatres if they decide to join in with the hits – but must put them on while seated.
Brits are also being told to work from home to stem transmission, but are still being urged to host Christmas parties.
As the restrictions were ridicules, today No10 even declined to say people shouldn’t work in the pub.
Here are some of the most confusing rules which are coming into place in the next week.
Work from home – but go to the pub
Under the new rules, Brits have been told to work from home wherever possible.
Plan B has forced Brits back into their home offices – reminiscent of the first, second, and third lockdowns.
Offices will start to empty out and shut their doors under the new guidance Boris Johnson announced tonight.
But people have been quick to realise that this doesn’t stop colleagues from socialising.
With pubs still open – and without any mask enforcements for punters – workers can still mingle with each other for hours after their shifts.
But many have pointed out that this seems to counteract the work-from-home mandate.
Vaccine passports in nightclubs- but not pubs
Many Brits have been left questioning the rules over vaccine passports – which come into play next Wednesday.
Under the plan, punters will have to prove they are double vaccinated or that they have tested negative for Covid to enter bars and clubs.
However, the rules don’t apply to pubs – which are sometimes open until the early hours of the morning.
And both nightclubs, bars, and pubs around the festive season can be as packed as one another – however, there’s a big difference in the restrictions that apply.
Masks to pray – but not in nightclubs
From December 10, face coverings are compulsory in places of worship.
That means Brits going to church, mosques, synagogues, or any other religious building will have to cover their nose and mouth.
Despite the fact that religious services are generally places for quiet, individual reflection, people will have to wear face coverings from Friday.
But on the other hand, punters will be allowed to party all night long – without masks or social distancing – in crowded nightclub settings.
Don’t go to the office – but have office parties
Boris Johnson has urged companies to go full steam ahead with their Christmas parties under the new rules.
But at the same time, he has told workers to go back to full-time working from home and empty out offices.
The rules have baffled Brits – who don’t know why they can’t work with colleagues in the daytime but then are allowed to mingle at boozy Xmas bashes in the evening.
Wear masks indoors – but not when singing, drinking or exercising
People were quick to notice another conflicting issue with the new Plan B rules.
While compulsory masks have been extended to all public indoor settings, the PM said there would be some exceptions.
He said: “There’ll be of course exemptions where it’s not practical, such as when eating, drinking, exercising or singing.”