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Face masks may have to be worn past the promised end of the lockdown roadmap next month, said a cabinet minister.

Dominic Raab, the foreign minister, said Sunday that the nation is in the fight against Covid-19 “is very close to really going around the corner” but added that “some protective measures” would likely remain after June 21st.

A sharp backlash broke out in the hotel industry, after noting that after the fourth and final step in the Prime Minister’s roadmap, a number of measures could be maintained.

The government is under increasing pressure to speed up the lifting of restrictions as the number of infections plummets and that Vaccination program is introduced quickly. The NHS confirmed on Sunday that 15 million people now had their second stab in the UK.

Ministers will announce on Monday that they are lifting a cap on the number of people attending funerals from step four move forward to the roadmap on step three, slated for May 17th.

Mr Raab’s intervention comes amid a cabinet-led review of the future of social distancing measures that will see the final tranche of restrictions lifted in this one Summer is under review.

It is understood that the retention of face masks and glass visors is being investigated as mitigating measures to offset the repeal of the “one meter plus” rule that obliges the public to remain physically segregated .

The elimination of social distancing in the hospitality, entertainment, sports and arts sectors is considered a priority by the government, thus allow these sectors to resume customers and return to profitability at the highest possible capacity.

A government source said last night, “It is possible that we could take some remedial action to remove social distancing, yes, but for the time being no decisions made. “

Mr Raab told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday:” We want to reach the position by the end of June where we can make life as normal as possible again, but there are still a few more to come Safety precautions are in place. “

Mr Raab asked about the measures that are likely to be maintained after step four of the roadmap and said:” I think it’s about distancing, maybe it’s about masks. “

He insisted that measures should be examined “in rounds” and added: “I don’t really want to be prejudiced. These are just a few of the options. “

Kate Nicholls, UKHospitality General Manager, hit back violently, warning,” With restrictions in place, hospitality is not profitable and does not break even. “

She told The Telegraph:” There are certain industries for which it is vital to lift these restrictions and others that could live longer with many other controls. “

Glass screens and queues might be suitable for supermarkets, while the” one meter Plus “has been welcomed by some food manufacturers and factories, she said.

However, restrictions in hospitality establishments represent the” difference between surviving or non-surviving business, “and the sector needs to be prioritized for legal repeal, she added added.

She made it clear that the hospitality industry “is likely to use some degree of” protective measures “such as workplace tests and masks but stressed the need to abolish the “one meter plus” regulations.

Emma McLarkin, executive director of the British Beer & Pub Association, also expressed concerns about maintaining coronavirus measures and warned: “You threatens the future of the great British pub while these restrictions are in place. “

Describing Mr Raab’s comments as” disappointing “, she insisted:” The UK public, as well as the pub sector, has clearly understood that 21st June is the day of freedom. We were promised the restrictions would be removed. “

Maintaining social distancing and face masks would hinder the return of bar service and pub drinkers, which in turn would make some institutions economically unprofitable and bankrupt, she said. </ Both hospitality bosses warned that if restrictions persist, expansion of corporate rate relief and other government support, which is slated to be tapered from July, would be needed to support the sector if restrictions persist.

The Telegraph revealed last week that Boris Johnson is expected to be informed in the coming days that social distancing for major events may be abolished from June 21, after initial pilot events failed to see a surge in infections among attendees.

An investigation by the Government to resume large-scale events by the ext With their review of the future of social distancing measures separate, it will produce an interim report this week.

It will tell the Prime Minister that the crowd can return safely and without distancing as long as other measures such as staggered entries and improved ventilation are in place. Masks can also be retained.

Dates from pilot events, which include the FA Cup Semi-Finals, Carabao Cup Finals and World Snooker Championships, have given government scientists confidence.

Remain Stay Vigilant to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus – Check out the latest government guidance here. If you think you have the virus, don’t see your family doctor or the hospital, stay indoors and seek advice online. Only call NHS 111 if you cannot manage your symptoms at home. Your condition worsens; or your symptoms do not improve after seven days. In parts of Wales where 111 is not available, call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47. In Scotland, anyone with symptoms is recommended to self-isolate for seven days. In Northern Ireland, call your GP.

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