UK's two-metre social distancing rule won't be scrapped
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UK's two-metre social distancing rule won't be scrapped

The Government believes the two-metre social distancing rule should remain in place, Number 10 has said.

A new study suggested physical distancing of at least one metre lowers the risk of coronavirus transmission, but distances of two metres could be more effective.

The PM’s spokesman said: “We continue to keep all of these matters under review but the current guidance is that the two-metre rule should remain in place.”

Other countries have adopted a one-metre policy and the UK Government has been urged to reduce our social distancing limits.

Reducing the rule could allow venues such as pubs and cafes to open.

Lockdown measures will be reviewed every four weeks – instead of every three – under new Government plans.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock, in a written ministerial statement, said the maximum review period will change from 21 days to 28 days.

“This will allow decisions to align more closely with the period of time necessary to assess the impact of previous changes on key data feeds, including the R (infection) rate.

“The Government will also keep all the measures under continual review and will account to Parliament on an ongoing basis.”

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