Distancing advice in England could change to allow closer contact

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Precautionary 2 metre guidance out of step with advice of other countries, which typically recommend 1 metre

Britain’s physical distancing advice to stay 2 metres from other people is a “precautionary approach” and could change to allow closer contact, top officials from Public Health England have said.

The guidance is out of line with advice in most other countries and with recommendations from the World Health Organization, which says people should stay just one metre apart.

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