UK Chief Medical Officers and NHS England Medical Director have recommended to ministers that COVID Alert Level should move down from level 4 to level 3.
The current BA.2 driven Omicron wave is subsiding. Direct COVID-19 healthcare pressures continue to decrease in all nations and ONS community positivity estimates continue to decrease.
Variants are unlikely in the immediate future to lead to significant direct COVID pressures. This will continue to be kept under review.