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What is the difference between controlled and uncontrolled environments?

Uncontrolled environments – e.g. supermarkets and other retail outlets, parks, and playgrounds. In these environments, there should be at least a 2 metre distance between people who do not know each other. This is because no record of attendance can be kept. Furthermore, if a gym or other facility cannot keep a record of attendance with details of timings and use of equipment, then a 2 metre social distance should be maintained.

Controlled environments – e.g. workplaces, places of worship, clubs/groups, recreation and sports teams, where a record of attendance is kept. In these environments, a reduced social distance of at least 1 metre may be maintained between people who were not part of the same extended bubble in Phase 3, wherever possible.

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