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Boris to review 2m social distancing rules.

With business leaders and MP's warning the government that the 2m social distancing rule will harm the recovery of businesses across the United Kingdon, prime minister Boris Johnson has announced a review into the 2m social distancing rule.

The review into this has a target to be completed by the 4th July 2020, however, there are opponents to such a late review with Ian Duncan Smith saying at his appearance on BBC Radio 4 Today's Programme that

“We need to get that moving as quick as possible and I've certainly been arguing that for some weeks now.

“We're the only country certainly in Europe that I know of that uses the two-metre rule. I think when it comes to the hospitality sector, I think we do need to look at it very carefully. So we do need to look at how they manage that process and give them some flexibility.”

The review which was first reported by the Mail on Sunday will be taking evidence from experts such as economists and scientists. This is because the current government guidelines stipulate that 2m is the distance that people should stay away from each other unless permitted under acceptable circumstances.

The World Health Organisation recommends a minimum of 1m or 3ft which certain countries have chosen to adopt such as; China, Denmark, France, Hong Kong, Lithuania and Singapore.

Now we must advise that this is of course only being considered for England as the devolved authorities are still questioning as to whether they should reduce in their perspective countries with Northern Ireland's First Minister Arlene Foster saying that 2m was the "safest place to be"

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