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British Cafes could reopen if they have outdoor space

by LLB Politics Reporter
6th May 20 3:36 pm

The Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced that Cafes could be allowed to reopen in the summer if they are able to provide outdoor facilities.

Hancock said told Sky News, “The Business Secretary (Alok Sharma) is working on the rules for safe working so, when we get the rate of new infections down, we can work on how people can get back to work as safely as possible.

“And we are going to say more about that very shortly.

“There is strong evidence that outdoors the spread is much, much lower, so there may be workarounds that some businesses, for instance cafes, especially over the summer, may be able to put into place.”

Earlier the Prime Minister, confirmed to the Commons that he will be setting out plans to lift the lockdown on Sunday, and he hopes to “get going on some of these measures on Monday.”

He said, “I just want to explain to the House as a courtesy for why it’s happening on Sunday because I’m sure you would be interested in that.

“The reason in that is very simple. We have to be sure that the data is going to support our ability to do this and that data is coming continuously over the next few days.

“We want to get going with some of these measures on Monday and I think it will be a good thing Mr Speaker if people have an idea of what’s going on the following day.

“That’s why I think Sunday is the best time to do it.”

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