South West Hertfordshire MP Gagan Mohindra asked the Prime Minister to consider relaxing social distancing restrictions to allow more people to attend weddings.

Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions, Mr Mohindra (Conservative) said: “Would the Prime Minister consider changing the number of attendees from a blanket limit of 30 to a fairer system, which allows venues to hold a percentage – say 50 per cent – of their usual licensed activity?

“This would enable many venues to bounce back and keep on their furloughed staff.”

But the idea was rebuffed by Boris Johnson.

Mr Johnson said he understood and appreciated the concerns raised by businesses facing restrictions.

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He added in the Commons: “The trouble is that in all these things there is an increase in the risk involved, an increase in the risk of contagion and we simply have to balance that risk with what we’re seeing now in the spread of the virus.

“So I must reluctantly say to (Mr Mohindra) that we will work as fast as possible to get our whole economy open, to take all these restrictions off.”

Mr Johnson said the best way to achieve this is for the country to work together to enforce social distancing, obey the rules, and take a test if they have symptoms.