Surrey Council can’t force businesses to close to control Covid-19

Surrey’s director of health has admitted they don’t have the power to shut down businesses if there were to be a localised coronavirus outbreak.

Speaking to ITV News, Ruth Hutchinson says they are hoping people adhere to guidance, but if an outbreak were to happen they would have to go elsewhere so rules could be enforced.

It comes as Surrey is one of 11 beacon counties testing local Covid management along with military planners.

You can watch the full piece by ITV here:

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