'Stay three fridges apart': Government issues bizarre social distancing advice

Joe Gamp
·Contributor, Yahoo News UK
·3-min read
The government issue bizarre advice over how long a 2m distance should be. (PA)
The government has been mocked for a social distancing tweet telling people to remain 'three fridges' apart. (PA)

The government has been mocked over a bizarre tweet saying that the 2-metre coronavirus social distancing rule is equivalent to “3 fridges”.

People in England are currently allowed to meet up with one person outside of their household as long as they stay 2m apart.

In an apparent attempt to help the public understand the rules, Boris Johnson’s official Twitter account shared a list of items of equivalent length.

The tweet from the No.10 account read: “Keep 2 metres apart when you go outside.

“That’s 1 bed, 2 benches, 3 fridges, 4 chairs.”

Twitter users were quick to respond to the statement - with many highlighting the fact fridges come in various shapes and sizes.

Some people were worried they didn’t have a fridge....

For some, it highlighted the confused messages the government has been criticised for

Others referenced the prime minister entering a fridge to avoid being interviewed in December 2019

Meanwhile, some had far more serious critiques of the social distancing ‘measurement’ tool

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