THE reopening of the M&S cafe at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford raised doubt whether it was breaking current Covid-19 restrictions.

Concerned visitors contacted this newspaper after they saw that people were allowed to dine inside the cafe.

Until Monday, May 17, indoor dining is not permitted and restaurants, bars and cafes, which do not have gardens, have had to remain closed.

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However, according to the Government website rules differ for hospitality within the remits of a hospital.

This means cafes like the one at the John Radcliffe Hospital are not breaking restrictions.

A spokesperson for M&S commented after patients and visitor shared their worries: "UK Government guidance states that only cafes or canteens in hospitals and care homes may remain open for consumption indoors.

"This means the M&S Café at John Radcliffe Hospital is fully in line with the rules."