Boris Johnson on COVID: 'We can stick to plan A and get back to offices'
“We have got to be humble in the face of nature and we have got to recognise that the disease, or a new variant or another pandemic, could always hit us.”
There is no need to deviate from the UK’s Covid recovery “plan A”, including a return to offices, the prime minister has said, Qazet.az reports citing LBC.
Boris Johnson said: “We have got to be humble in the face of nature and we have got to recognise that the disease, or a new variant or another pandemic, could always hit us.”
But he went on: “The data that I see at the moment is very clear that we are right to stick to plan A, which is what we are on.”
That meant “encouraging people to get back to work in the normal way, and I think that’s a good thing. For young people in particular, it is really essential … if you are going to learn on the job, you can’t just do it on Zoom.”
He warned that those who refused to come into the workplace risked being “gossiped about” by colleagues.
“You have got to be able to come in, you have got to know what everyone else is talking about, otherwise you are going to be gossiped about and you are going to lose out.”
However, he admitted that not all his staff were yet back in the office. He added: “The cabinet secretary has written a pretty good letter some weeks ago to everybody telling them to get back to their desks.”