“There is PPE and there’s use of time, so the two metre rule is partly driven by length of time of proximity to another person. You know, the further away you are from someone, the longer you can be with them, the closer you are, the higher the likelihood of you catching something is.
“So, time is another method. You could be closer than two metres but not for long at all or indeed, there are a range of ways to do this.
“If it is very vital that you work alongside each other then potentially, things like the shields that you see in the supermarket or indeed PPE is a way forward.
“But of course, if you are tested, and we tested a whole workforce when they went on the Queen Elizabeth Aircraft carrier last week. If you have tested and you have started a clean baseline then you can of course look at other ways.”