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11 May 2020updated 06 Oct 2020 9:45am

Raab says people can meet both their parents at same time, contradicting previous statements

By Samuel Horti

Foreign secretary Dominic Raab has suggested people can meet both of their parents at the same time, after previously saying people could meet one in the morning, one in the afternoon.

He told BBC Breakfast that “if you’re two metres apart and use some common sense you can meet with other people”. Asked whether people could meet their “mum in the morning and their dad in the afternoon”, Raab said yes, provided they met outside.

But he later told the Today programme that people could meet up with both their parents in the park, provided they stay two metres apart.

More clarity is expected in government guidance due this afternoon.

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