One metre or two? 4 factors influencing safe social distancing

Social distancing circles are seen as campaign staff prepare for Jamaal Bowman to arrive at a watch party for the democratic primary for New York's 16th Congressional District in Yonkers, New York, amid the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), U.S., June 23, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson - RC2FFH9JOHMS

Why are governments giving out different advice in regards to COVID-19? Image: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Lena Ciric
Associate Professor in Environmental Engineering, UCL
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There is no single calculation we can make to determine a safe distance.
There is no single calculation to determine a safe social distance. Image: EPA/ Erdem Sahin
A lot depends on our environment when it comes to how water droplets spread.
The dispersing of water droplets is crucial to safe social distancing. Image: Shutterstock/TravelerPix
Why it’s good to keep your distance.
How social distancing can protect you from COVID-19. Image: Lena Ciric
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