Day: 20 June 2020

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Two-Metre Rule Will be Replaced by One-Metre Rule by July 4th "Don't come any closer or you'll be arrested." According to the Times, two metres will be replaced by one metre on July 4th so most pubs and restaurants will be able to reopen. Boris Johnson will announce next week that the two-metre rule will be relaxed from July 4th and that pubs, restaurants, cafés and attractions can reopen as he attempts to revive the economy. Guidance drawn up by the Government and the hospitality industry will also be published as Britain embarks on a “new normal”.Separately, ministers will publish legislation next week to encourage an “al fresco revolution”. Every pub, bar and restaurant will be automatically entitled to serve alcohol for people to drink on the pavement and in the street. The BBC has a similar story. So that's the good news. The bad news is, beer gardens and outdoor dining areas will be patrolled by the police to make sure the one-metre rule is being observed. Let's hope our brave boys in blue don't "take the knee" mid-patrol. It will look like they're proposing to whichever woman happens to be sitting at the nearest table. A Doctor Writes Guardian headline following publication of the PHE report into the susceptibility of the BAME population to COVID-19 One of my ...

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