It is increasingly clear that Covid-19 is under control and we can ensure that there is no second spike, so I want pubs and restaurants to be able to reopen again which is why I called upon the Secretary of State to reduce social distancing.
Speaking in Parliament, Mr Green Said:
Brian and Karen Tinniswood run the Provenance Restaurant in Westhoughton, but they have a deep concern about the social distancing making it impossible for them to reopen their restaurant.
What consideration is my Right Honourable friend giving to reducing the social distancing from six foot down to three foot, and then getting rid of it altogether?
The Business Secretary, Alok Sharma, responded by saying:
The issue that he has raised is of course raised with me regularly by businesses and I completely understand the economic rationale that his constituents have outlined to him.
What I would say, as he will know, a review is currently taking place and we will await to see the results.