Finance minister says Britain to urgently review distancing rule

Finance minister says Britain to urgently review distancing rule”

The progress in combating the COVID-19 meant the United Kingdom was able to take a "fresh look" at the rule that many employers have stated sis going to make it harder for them to get back up to speed, Sunak mentioned Sky News television on Sunday.

Ministers are under intense pressure from Conservative MPs who see the easing of the two-metre rule as crucial to the next phase of the reopening, including pubs and restaurants, slated for early July.

"The prime minister has put in place a comprehensive review of the two-metre rule".

People should feel confident that it is safe to go shopping when non-essential shops reopen in England on Monday, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said.

Mr Sunak confirmed that Boris Johnson has ordered a "comprehensive review" of the rule in England as the Government continues its lifting of the coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

He said that "everything is kept under review" with scientists and economist's, but insisted the virus is still moving through England.

A Government Equalities Office spokesperson said: "We will publish our response to our consultation on the Gender Recognition Act this summer".

If the distance is reduced from two metre, it will allow three quarters of pubs to reopen, rather than about one third. He said he understood why sectors such as the hospitality industry want the rules to be eased in the other countries had done.

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"Chris Whitty and Patrick Vallance (the Government's chief scientific adviser) throughout all of this have provided advice to ministers", he told BBC1's The Andrew Marr Show.

"As we get the numbers down, so it becomes one in a thousand, one in 1600, maybe fewer, your chances of being, two metres, one metre or even a foot away from somebody who has the virus are obviously going down statistically, so you start to build some more margin for manoeuvre and we'll be looking at that", he said.

Writing in the Sunday Express, he said: "We need to get Britain's economy firing again, while at the same time making sure we keep people safe and avoid a second peak of the disease".

"Ultimately it is for ministers", he said.

He added: "It is important we look at it comprehensively in the round and that is what we will do urgently". "I think that people are comforted and have confidence in those decisions if they know that we are taking advice from our scientists".

Talking about the new measures in place for shops, he said: "People will see tomorrow it's a slightly different experience".

Mr. Sunak said he wanted to encourage companies to hire workers and there needed to be more skills training, while higher levels of household savings represented a positive for the economy.

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