Shops: Social Distancing:Written question - 71666

Q
(Leeds North East)
Asked on: 09 July 2020
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Shops: Social Distancing
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government monitors compliance with social distancing in shops.
A
Answered by: Paul Scully
Answered on: 17 July 2020

On the whole, the British public has stuck to the rules and for the most part have maintained social distance in those retail outlets that have remained open during the pandemic.

Local authorities and HSE will take social distancing guidelines into account when monitoring compliance and considering action against employers who are not complying with the relevant public health legislation and guidance to control public health risks.

The Government will consider if a stronger approach is needed and will take appropriate action as necessary.

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