Prime Minister Boris Johnson is launching a review into the two-metre (6ft) social distancing rule, following calls to scrap it.
Currently, the UK government says people must stay 2m apart from others to avoid spreading the coronavirus.
Several businesses and some of Mr Johnson’s MPs have raised concerns that large parts of the hospitality industry will not be doable with the 2-metre restrictions in place.
The review will aim to be completed by the 4th of July when pubs and restaurants could open at the earliest in England.
Former Tory leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith questioned the need for a review, saying “evidence is already there.”
The recommendation of the World Health Organization’s is a social distance of at least 1m (3ft) is being observed in other countries such as France and Denmark but the UK government’s scientific advisers say that being 1m apart carries up to 10 times the risk of being 2m apart.
The UK government continues to constantly review their coronavirus lockdown guidance.