Adjust social distancing guidance to reflect World Health Orgainsiation (WHO) standards. The WHO recomends a minimum of 1 meter which has been widely adopted by countries around the world. Other countries which adopted a more cautious approach such as 1.6 meter are now relaxing their requirements to or closer to 1 meter.

Why the contribution is important

The WHO recomendations reflect safety requirements and scientific advice.

Revieiwing the UK social distancing guidance will safely enable more effective use of transport, public spaces and workplaces. In conjunction with other precautions this will safely allow the new normal to develop more quickly and reduce the adverse impacts of COVID-19.

by Scotland_is_flatlining on May 06, 2020 at 01:46PM

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  • Posted by fishwhisperer May 06, 2020 at 16:28

    People tend to over-estimate the gap they're leaving, clearly thinking they're leaving 2m when in fact it's a lot less. At 2m, it makes it easier to remember to enact it. If changed to 1m, people would likely tend to become complacent and not bother making an effort at all.
    Folk are still not good at remembering to cover their mouths when coughing, and so the 2m distance provides some more protection. In the split-second on walking past someone (thankfully I had given them a 2m wide berth), they sneezed without any attempt to cover their mouth in the process - even if they had covered their mouth, that incident cemented for me the importance of a 2m distance.
  • Posted by Jules101 May 06, 2020 at 19:43

    Agree with comment above.

    Tell people 1m is enough and we will find people ignoring this and brush past one another.
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