- Huw Hughes
Boris Johnson has announced that from 4 July the two metre social
distancing rule will be relaxed to “one metre plus” in England as the
country continues to cautiously reopen.
He added that “where it is possible to keep two metres apart, people
All non-essential stores in the UK have been able to reopen since 15
On 2 July, a number of other places will be able to reopen, including
restaurants, pubs and hairdressers.
The announcement comes following warnings from businesses that they risk
collapse if the government doesn’t ease measures.
“We can now go further and safely ease the lockdown in England,” Johnson
said. “At every stage, caution will remain our watch word. Each step will
be conditional and reversible.”
The government said it will publish data backing up the decision to ease
social distancing measures later this week.
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