BRITS have been warned they “risk going back to square one” if they don’t stay two metres apart outdoors during the sunny Bank Holiday weekend.
Hundreds of thousands are set to flock to parks and beaches as temperatures hit 25C (77F) on Monday.
But there are fears that could bring a second wave of Covid-19.
The Office for National Statistics said yesterday that almost one in five adults plans to meet up with friends or family from outside their household.
No10 last week relaxed rules on outdoor activities after scientists found there was a lot less coronavirus transmission outdoors.
But people must still exercise only within their household groups.
They can also meet only one other person from outside their household outdoors, and must still stay two metres apart.
PM Boris Johnson’s official spokesman said: “Anecdotal evidence suggests the vast majority of the public are following the rules.
“As we head into the long weekend, we must all renew our efforts and continue to abide by the social distancing rules.
“As the Health Secretary said, let’s not go back to square one. The PM certainly echoes those words.”
Lifeguards want ministers and the RNLI to allow them to return to work.
Ex-Tory MP and former lifeguard Charlotte Leslie said: “If the Government is allowing people back in the sea, it must make sure it is safe.”