Government to review two-metre social distancing rule

As the restaurant sector gears up to reopen in early July, the government is due to reassess the two-metre distancing rule, potentially announcing new guidelines for one metre social distancing. The hospitality sector has argued for a revision of the two-metre rule, claiming that two metres would make most businesses in the sector inviable due to reduced capacity. This comes alongside an industry call for a wider package of support measures, including longer term financial support, to avoid widespread closures and job losses.

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