This week has seen Government roll-back on plans to reopen schools before the summer break following the COVID19 pandemic.
Yesterday, Business Secretary Alok Sharma admitted that Governments ‘save summer’ plans, will now not happen.
The ‘Save summer’ group, which included Gove, Jenrick, Dowden, Sharma, Shapps and Sunak, was tasked on reopening England’s pubs and clubs 2-weeks early; in an attempt to save summer for Englands bar owners.
The ‘Save Summer’ plan required a relaxation of Englands social-distancing rules from 2-meters to 1-meter; although, Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty stated ‘the 2-meter rule will remain in place as long as Coronavirus is around’.
The plan also involved changes to current planning laws, to allow pubs to use outdoor spaces easier. At todays ‘Prime Ministers Questions’, Boris Johnson confirmed that he is still looking into a reduction of social distancing rules, although SNP’s Ian Blackford described the PM’s plans as “too little too late”.