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Scientists: 2m rule can be relaxed
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Scientists: 2m rule can be relaxed

    The two-metre social distancing rule can be abandoned by businesses reopening after lockdown if they introduce other measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus, Government scientists have told ministers. Following a political backlash against the two-metre rule, the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) published a paper on Friday which set out protocols such as regular breaks, and getting workers to sit side by side that would make it much safer for people to be within one metre of each other. Over the past few days, officials have begun discreetly contacting business groups to ask whether they would object to it being watered down, The Telegraph understands. Downing Street is preparing to make a public announcement formally dropping the blanket two-m...