Restaurants: Coronavirus

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 23rd February 2021.

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Photo of Olivia Blake Olivia Blake Labour, Sheffield, Hallam

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the rate of covid-19 transmission amongst (a) employees and (b) customers of fast-food restaurant outlets.

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

There is potential for higher than average risk due to venues for socialisation such as restaurants having higher than average proximity and occupant density, prolonged duration of exposure and challenges in maintaining adequate ventilation.

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