July 16, 2020 / 9:11 AM / 25 days ago

Half of British workers have restarted commuting, ONS says

FILE PHOTO: Workers wearing face-masks arrive at Waterloo Station during the morning rush hour following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London, Britain, July 6, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville

LONDON (Reuters) - The proportion of people in Britain travelling to their place of work rose to 50% last week for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown started, a survey from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed on Thursday.

Another ONS survey of businesses showed 90% of food and accommodation companies had incurred extra costs because of safety measures implemented in attempts to reopen following lockdown.

Reporting by Andy Bruce, editing by David Milliken

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