Coronavirus: Social Distancing

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 29th July 2020.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Labour, Hemsworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will place in the Library a copy of the (a) Chief Medical Officer (b) Public Health England advice on reducing the social distancing guidance from two meters to one meter.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Government commissioned a review into the two metre social distancing rule and took advice from a range of experts, including the Chief Medical Officer, Chief Scientific Advisor, and the Chief Economic Adviser to HM Treasury, to ensure that it comprehensively examined how the two metre rule works, the evidence around transmission of the virus in different environments and international comparisons.

The review findings were published on the GOV.UK website and can be accessed at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/review-of-two-metre-social-distancing-guidance/review-of-two-metre-social-distancing-guidance

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