Roads and Tubes busy after Boris Johnson tells Brits to go back to work – but Dominic Raab says wait until Wednesday – The Sun

COMMUTERS filled roads across the UK this morning after Boris Johnson told Brits to get back to work last night. 

But Dominic Raab has since sparked chaos and confusion after suggesting the measures should only be put in place from Wednesday.

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In a bid to ease lockdown measures, the PM urged builders and factory workers to return to work today – telling them to avoid public transport where possible.

But Dominic Raab told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "What the Prime Minister has done is set out a road map for the next phase.

"Starting this Wednesday, the new measures, the first step measures, will begin."

Some workers heeded the Prime Minister's advice this morning, as cars took to the M25 near Kent, the M4 near Bristol and queued on the A102 near Greenwich, London.

But in central London, commuters flocked to the Underground for work, with crowds seen piling onto the Jubilee line at rush hour.

People were unable to keep their 2m distance, with one worried commuter writing on Twitter: "One (day) after Boris addressed the nation! Public transport can not enforce social distancing but more people must return to work! How will this ever work?"

Sadiq Khan warned last week it will be difficult to keep social distancing measures on public transport in the capital once the lockdown is lifted.

Transport for London has been running a reduced service over the last six weeks, which the Mayor of London has said is the "maximum" it can provide due to current staffing levels.

And in a statement last night, Mr Khan wrote: “I want to be as clear as possible with Londoners – social distancing measures are still in place."
He added: “You must not use public transport for any unnecessary journeys. If you really have to travel, please avoid rush hour. Please walk or cycle whenever possible.”

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