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Government consulting over return to work guidelines

The Prime Minister has promised a "comprehensive plan" will be published next week, outlining how business will reopen when coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

An announcement on whether lockdown conditions will be extended is due on May 7, although no large-scale easing of the rules are expected.

But Boris Johnson said the Government would be working with professional bodies throughout the weekend on creating the plan to get the economy moving, as well as providing childcare, allowing travel to work and safe working conditions.

The Government has consulted with unions, business groups and large firms on a range of areas - outdoor work, non-food retail, transport and logistics, manufacturing, indoor work, workers in people's home and the hospitality and leisure trade.

Business secretary Alok Sharma has been in talks with businesses on guidelines for the different sectors.

Where social distancing of two metres is difficult between work colleagues, protective equipment could be used with car maker Vauxhall making face masks and eye protection compulsory at its factories.

Offices which can return are likely to see staggered start times and greater spacing between desks.

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