Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed on Sunday that government’s two-metre social distancing rule is under “urgent” consultation.
Sunak said the government recognises concerns businesses have over not being able to operate under the rules.
Sunak told Sky News Sophy Ridge on Sunday, “The prime minister has put in place a comprehensive review of the two-metre rule.
“Now we have made good progress in suppressing the virus, we’re at a different stage of the epidemic than we were at the beginning, and that enables us to take a fresh look at this.
“It is important we look at it comprehensively in the round and that is what we will do urgently.”
Sunak added, “I can very much understand the positive impact it will have on businesses’ ability to open and thereby maintain the jobs that they have, and make sure all the people that work for them can come back to those jobs.
“That’s really important to me.”
He said that “everything is kept under review” with scientists and economist’s, but insisted the virus is still moving through England.