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Optimising physical distancing to reduce the spread of Covid-19

30 July 2021

This guidance offers recommendations for interventions that can be used to encourage and enable physical distancing.

The target behaviour for this guidance document is physical distancing, defined as staying 1–2 metres (depending on national guidance) apart from people in the same location.

We are using the term ‘physical distancing’ as opposed to ‘social distancing’, in line with the World Health Organization and our earlier guidance.

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