The Omicron Variant: What It Means For Britain



Britain continues to be under attack from the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus; just a few weeks ago you would have been forgiven for thinking the UK was over the worst of the pandemic. But now, with over 60,500 new Omicron cases registered in the UK, 56,000 of those being in England, on just Tuesday 21stDecember alone, it seems we are still very much in the belly of the beast.


Currently, all available data and evidence suggests that this highly transmissible variant on average produces much milder symptoms than other variants, but with the rate of infection being so high there is still the risk of the NHS becoming overwhelmed.


Prime Minister Boris Johnson released a statement on Tuesday 21st December saying, “There is no doubt that Omicron continues to surge with a speed unlike anything we’ve seen before. The situation remains extremely difficult… naturally we can’t rule out any further measures after Christmas – and we’re going to keep a constant eye on the data, and we’ll do whatever it takes to protect public health. But in view of continuing uncertainty… we don’t think there is enough evidence to justify any tougher measures before Christmas.”


So, it seems that, for now at least, we are safe to go ahead with our Christmases as planned. However, the Prime Minister did also issued a warning, saying, “The situation remains finely balanced and I would urge everyone to exercise caution, to keep protecting yourselves and your loved ones… keep following the guidance – wear a mask indoors when required to do so, keep fresh air circulating, and take a test before you visit elderly or vulnerable relatives.”

This means that just because we have been given the go-ahead to carry on with our Christmas plans, we should not allow ourselves to get complacent. There is still a real threat out there; Omicron poses a risk to the elderly and the most vulnerable among us, as well as to the NHS. So, keep on wearing masks unless exempt, social distance where possible, test regularly and, most importantly, make the extra effort to practice good hygiene.


Christmas might, for the time being, be safe, but we also don’t want to see new restrictions come in after Christmas or in the new year. Good hygiene is an incredibly effective defence against Omicron and COVID-19, and it is something we can all do. Regular handwashing and use of hand sanitisers as well as regular disinfection of high-contact surfaces and high-traffic areas are all highly effective measures we can all take.


For those who are planning larger gatherings for Christmas or New Year celebrations, or if you manage a venue that will be hosting events over the holidays, then Let’s Sanitise It is here to offer you extra support in keeping everyone safe.




The Let’s Sanitise It range of mass hygiene solutions are the most effective measures that you can implement to protect your location against Omicron and COVID-19 for up to 60 days. We offer a variety of services, including our disinfectant bio-fogging service. This service can be used on spaces both inside and outside; this service will offer your site a lasting protection that remains active for up to 60 days, offering round-the-clock protection against COVID-19 as well as other harmful viruses and bacteria.

Our disinfectant bio-fogging service kills pathogens both on surfaces and in the air, and the mist released from our fogging machines is so fine that it can reach spaces invisible to the human eye. This means we can achieve a far more thorough sanitisation of an area than traditional cleaning-by-hand methods ever could.


This is one of many services we offer that can help you to protect yourself, your friends, your family, your staff, your clients and your community against the Omicron variant of COVID-19. We are committed to helping keep the UK economy open and Britain out of lockdown; please reach out to Let’s Sanitise It today to find out how we can support you through the Omicron variant.

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Our NHS workers strive to keep us all safe and well, so we would like to return the favour.