Región:
Europe
Categoría:
Society

UK coronavirus: Boris Johnson ditches 2m social distancing rule for '1m-plus' in England

  • Boris Johnson ditches 2m social distancing rule for '1m-plus' in England
    Members of two households will be able to eat, drink or dine together from 4 July in latest easing of lockdown rules Boris Johnson ditches 2m social distancing rule for '1m-plus' in England
Región:
Europe
Categoría:
Society
Autor/es:
Por Reuters, BBC, The Guardian
Fecha de publicación:
Imprimir artículo

English pubs, restaurants and hairdressers to open from 4 July; gyms to stay closed. English schools to fully reopen in September

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has just updated Parliament on a number of changes to England's coronavirus lockdown to come into force from 4 July.

He told MPs that the "cautious" relaxation of the guidance is "entirely conditional" on the UK's "continued defeat of the virus" and he would "not hesitate" to reapply the brakes and reintroduce restrictions - even at national level - if there is a surge in new infections.

Here is a quick roundup of the key changes:

The 2m social distancing rule will be relaxed to "one metre plus" where 2m is not possible - but people will be encouraged to have mitigation in place to reduce transmission.

People will be able to meet one other household at a time indoors with social distancing. Meet-ups do not always have to be with the same household.

Pubs and restaurants can reopen indoors and outdoors with safety measures such as table-only service. Hotels, B&Bs, campsites, caravan parks, hairdressers, playgrounds, museums, galleries are among the businesses that can reopen.

Nightclubs, spas, indoor soft play areas, bowling alleys, indoor gyms and nail bars are among the businesses that can't reopen at this stage.