Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he thought the 20 May Downing St garden drinks were “a work event”

He says it "could be said, technically, to fall within the guidance"

#BBCRealityCheck says it’s difficult to see how it could be "within the guidance"
Government guidance said in-person meetings should usually be avoided - if they needed to go ahead “only absolutely necessary participants should attend”

It did say work meetings should be held outdoors whenever possible

#BBCRealityCheck has found nothing in the guidance that refers to socialising or drinking at work

It's difficult to conclude, therefore, how an event to which up to 100 people were invited to “bring your own booze” could have fallen within this guidance

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