Coronavirus: Pubs set to reopen next month as 2m distancing rule relaxed

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The government will ditch the two-metre social distancing rule from July 4 as it allows businesses including pubs, restaurants and hairdressers to reopen.

Prime minister Boris Johnson has said the current social distancing rules will be scrapped from next month in favour of a ‘one-metre plus’ rule, which will also allow two housesholds to visit each other and stay overnight provided guidelines are adhered to.

The move comes as the government gives the green light to many more businesses to prepare for reopening from July 4, including campsites, hotels and churches.

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