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‘Have your booster jab’, says Church of England as Omincron cases in the UK continue to rise

by Kelly Valencia

The Church of England is encouraging everyone to take the necessary steps to protect themselves and others as the number of coronavirus omicron cases continues to rise in the UK.

The leader of the Church of England’s Covid Recovery Group, Rt Rev Sarah Mullaly, has urged people to get the booster jab “as soon as it is available”.

“There are important steps we should take now to protect ourselves and each another,” she said. “If you are eligible, please also have your booster jab as soon as it is available,” she continued.

The government has announced all over 18s whose last vaccine dose was administered at least three months ago, will be offered a booster jab.

The Bishop of London also encouraged people to continue to follow other public health precautions that are already “very familiar” to us such us “regular hand-washing, observing physical distancing and ensuring good ventilation indoors.”

From Tuesday, face coverings are compulsory in shops and on public transport in England as well as well as for students in year seven or above while in school corridors or communal spaces.

Bishop Sarah continued: “We are grateful to the scientists around the world who have identified this strain so quickly and are working hard to learn more about it. As yet, little is known about its potential impact, and we must exercise patience as we wait for further information.”

“Meanwhile we are awaiting any new Government regulations and guidance and will update our advice for churches accordingly,” she concluded.

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