Could scrapping 2m rule save restaurants - plus how Holland saved sex in lockdown

After months of pleading from restaurants, bars, theatres and cinemas, the government could be about to reduce the two metre social distancing rule. Communities minister Simon Clarke's been giving interviews suggesting it's under review. Some other countries have set the distance to as little as one metre, so why can't the UK? Restaurateur Jack Stein, son of celebrity chef Rick Stein, tells us how cutting the gap by even just half a metre could make the difference between successfully re-opening and going bust. 


Also, as UK singles get ready for their "social bubble" time this weekend, we look at how Holland saved sex during the pandemic. Dutch writer Linda Duits talks to us about the way lockdown rules there encouraged people to find "sex buddies", and the difference that made to the country. 


 

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