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UK must be prepared for winter Covid wave, Boris Johnson to warn

Jabs for teenagers, booster scheme, flu shots and vaccine passports expected to be part of PM’s winter plan

Britain must head into an “uncertain” winter fully prepared for a new wave of the pandemic, Boris Johnson will warn next week as he unveils a blueprint to avoid shutting schools and pubs again.

The prime minister’s Covid winter plan will set out “contingency” measures – which could involve the reintroduction of some nationwide restrictions such as social distancing or masks – that would come into force if case numbers and hospitalisations begin to overwhelm the NHS again.

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