Changes to social distancing rules in england

2 metre rule to be reduced to 1 metre


The British Minister Boris Johnson has announced that from the 4th July the two metre rule will now be reduced to one metre where two metres is not possible. People will still be encouraged to use PPE to reduce transmission. He said:

“We can now go further and safely ease the lockdown in England. At every stage, caution will remain our watch word. Each step will be conditional and reversible.”

Pubs, restaurants and hotels can open in England from the 4th of July

From the 4th of July pubs and restaurants will be allowed to open both indoors and outdoors as long as they put in safety guidelines.

There are other businesses allowed to reopen including:

  • Hotels, bed and breakfasts, campsites and caravan parks
  • Hair salons and barbers but with visors worn
  • Playgrounds, museums, galleries, theme parks, outdoor gyms and arcades, libraries, social clubs and community centres

Other businesses awaiting the green light to reopen include swimming pools, nail bars, indoor gyms and soft play area

Rebecca Lambert
Author: Rebecca Lambert


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