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England Sees People Return To Work As Lockdown Eases Slightly

The government guidance on maintaining a 2m distance, avoiding public transport and wearing face coverings in enclosed spaces is "not enforceable" by officers in England, according to the fresh guidelines from the College of Policing.

Following the instruction for people in England who can’t work from home to return to work, some workers have started going back to their workplaces today, as the government begins implementation of some of its lockdown measures. Although people are still advised to avoid public transport where possible.

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Using public transport while observing social distancing has sparked a lot of controversies with commuters saying trains and buses were still too busy to observe social distancing rules. Meanwhile, new guidance issued by the College of Policing said officers had “no powers to enforce two-metre distancing” in England.

Following the new England new, people can now spend more time outside and move house. Garden centres can reopen and sports that are physically distanced – such as golf – are now permitted.

Two people from different households can meet in outdoor settings, such as parks, as long as they stay more than 2m apart.

The government guidance on maintaining a 2m distance, avoiding public transport and wearing face coverings in enclosed spaces is “not enforceable” by officers in England, according to the fresh guidelines from the College of Policing.

All are in compliance with Prime Minister Boris Johnson speech on Sunday in which he mapped out the “conditional plan” which will help reopen the nation’s normal activities which have been in lockdown for seven weeks in effort to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

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This has led to a divergence in lockdown rules between the UK government and the devolved administrations, with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland keeping stricter measures in place and retaining the message to stay at home.

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