Aged Downing Boulevard adviser Dominic Cummings has alleged a social match which took area in No 10 on 20 Can also 2020 could presumably furthermore occupy broken Covid rules.
In his blog, he acknowledged a “senior No 10 legitimate” invited other folks to “socially distanced drinks” within the backyard.
Mr Cummings acknowledged he and but another adviser had warned that this is capable of be in opposition to the foundations but were advised the match had long gone forward.
Downing Boulevard has been approached for comment.
But the BBC understands the alleged match might be investigated by a senior civil servant.
The main coronavirus lockdown used to be presented in England in slack March and were slowly relaxed in Can also 2020, but it absolutely used to be now now not except 1 June that other folks were allowed to meet commence air in groups of up to six other folks.
In December, Prime Minister Boris Johnson requested Simon Case, the UK’s top civil servant, to research after a series of allegations about events taking area in authorities buildings no matter coronavirus restrictions.
Mr Case later stepped down after concepts no doubt one of many parties took area in his get area of job and the investigation used to be handed to Sue Grey, but another senior civil servant.
Mr Cummings has now advised Ms Grey to “dig up” the email invites to the match on 20 Can also – and his electronic mail to colleagues warning in opposition to it.
He also acknowledged the senior civil servant could occupy to look in to his snarl that a celebration took area in Mr Johnson’s Downing Boulevard flat on 13 November – one thing No 10 has previously denied.
It’s understood Ms Grey will look the alleged match in Can also 2020, moreover to but another gathering five days earlier, which used to be printed final month.
The Guardian printed a photograph of the prime minister with his wife and 17 assorted workers contributors – along side Mr Cummings – within the Downing Boulevard backyard on 15 Can also 2020, with bottles of wine and a cheeseboard.
On the opposite hand, Mr Cummings argued that match did now not spoil any rules.
Writing on his blog, the primitive chief handbook, who used to be compelled out of Downing Boulevard on the tip of 2020 after an internal energy wrestle, acknowledged “the scene on the terrace used to be in no sense a ‘celebration’ or ‘organised drinks'”.
“Many meetings had been taking area within the backyard all day… these on the terrace nearest me within the photo had been having a meeting.
“No 10 workers were encouraged to occupy meetings within the backyard April-August for the unpleasant cause that we were in a virus with an airborne disease and being commence air used to be safer!”