“Working Lunch” the coronavirus loophole
Working lunches of up to 30 PEOPLE could be EXEMPT from Tier 2 and Tier 3 lockdowns
- Working lunches could be exempt from Tier 2 and 3 coronavirus restrictions
- Downing Street has suggested that people can meet inside pubs 'for work'
- Hospitality chiefs are now seeking urging clarity on Covid measures
A lockdown loophole has been found by eagle-eyed Brits living under tiers two and three as lockdowns continue.
The loophole has emerged after people spotted mixing between Tiers 2 and 3 could fall under a legal ‘working lunch’.
Working lunches could be used as a legal loophole for up to 30 people from different households to mix.
Up to 30 people from different households may meet indoors for work, as long as the place they are meeting is Covid-secure, according to Government guidance.
A No10 spokesman confirmed that while current rules advise people to limit their social contact and work from home 'where possible', people are permitted to meet indoors for work purposes 'in high or very high areas'.
Restaurateurs and landlords are now desperately calling for much-needed clarity over the loophole, which they hope could revive their business.
Source: Birmingham Mail >>