Boris Johnson tells MPs Plan B to remain in force

5 January 2022, 14:54 | Updated: 5 January 2022, 17:23

By Will Taylor

Boris Johnson has faced off with Angela Rayner in PMQs after Sir Keir Starmer joined workers across the UK in self-isolating.

The Labour leader tested positive for Covid again, leaving the deputy leader to grill the PM.

Mr Johnson took questions as he insisted England stick to Plan B rules and not resort to further measures to curb the Omicron variant's spread.

It has also been announced that anyone who tests positive for coronavirus infection with a lateral flow device will not need to carry out a PCR test after, and 100,000 critical workers will get access to daily tests in a bid to ease staff shortages.

Watch PMQs again at the top of this article.