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Workers will be flocking back to their offices 'in a few short months', predicts Boris Johnson

Commuters will flock back to their desks ‘in a few short months’, Boris Johnson predicted yesterday.

Speaking at a rail industry conference, the Prime Minister dismissed the idea that the lockdowns of the last year would lead to a permanent shift towards working from home.

Guidance to work from home is expected to remain in place until at least June 21 to head off the risk of a resurgence in Covid cases.

Speaking at a rail industry conference, the Prime Minister dismissed the idea that the lockdowns of the last year would lead to a permanent shift towards working from home

But the PM said he believed normal work patterns would resume once the lockdown restrictions are finally lifted.

Addressing the conference via video link, he said: ‘Believe me, the British population will be consumed once again with their desire for the genuine face to face meeting, that makes all the difference to the deal, never mind seeing our loved ones going on holiday or whatever.’

He also said it would never become the ‘new normal’.

Addressing the conference via video link, he said: ‘Believe me, the British population will be consumed once again with their desire for the genuine face to face meeting, that makes all the difference to the deal, never mind seeing our loved ones going on holiday or whatever’ (file image of commuters in London)

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