Uncertainty over 2-metre distancing rule in England ‘causing chaos’

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Uncertainty over 2-metre distancing rule in England ‘causing chaos’




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Millions spent on signage will have been wasted as shops and councils prepare for lockdown easing

A government decision to reduce the 2-metre physical distancing rule in England could mean councils and retailers will have wasted millions of pounds on signs and other preparations for the reopening of high streets, it has emerged.

Local authorities and retail groups told the Guardian that much of a £50m government fund handed out to councils in England in recent weeks has been spent on signs and barriers based on 2-metre distancing, much of which would need to be scrapped if it was reduced.

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