BLITZED Brits hit the town for one last night of freedom last night before the vaccine passport goes into effect today.
Percentage of passionate players who participated in the early hours across the country amid concerns about the Covid Omicron variant.
Dressed to impress, they hit bars and clubs in Portsmouth, Hampshire, before ending up at Astoria Nightclub.
Elsewhere, huge queues were discovered outside locations in London and Manchester.
Many people dress up in Christmas dance gear and Santa hats before the big day, while others don their best carnival outfits.
The night of fun comes just days after Plan B Covid restrictions went into effect across the country, including face masks on public transport and guidelines for working from home.
It was also the time before the introduction vaccine passport for people over 18 years old at larger locations.
From today, everyone in the UK will need to show their Covid status to enter nightclubs, uncovered indoor venues with more than 500 people, and uncovered outdoor venues with more than 4,000 people. and any location with more than 10,000 people.
Players must prove they have been fully vaccinated (currently two doses) using their NHS Covid Pass or provide proof of a negative test result in the last 48 hours.
That means people who haven’t been poked can’t go to a club or enjoy a drink in a crowded bar unless they do a PCR test or a one-sided PCR test and report the results on the website. of the NHS, have tested positive in the past six months and have completed self-isolation, or are exempt.
The restriction is aimed at combating the Omicron variant that spreads “unbelievably fast”.
More than 5,346 people have been confirmed to have contracted the mutant strain, but health officials fear the number of Omicron cases could be “200,000 a day” already and “double every two to three days”.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps also ignited the fire by suggests that harsher restrictions may be introduced in the new year – despite insisting he is “confident” there will be no more curbs before December 25.
However, while new infections are on the rise, there is hope Britons won’t be left in lockdown again during the festive period.
A spokesman for the Prime Minister said: “It is clear that we need to look at the characteristics of this variant and we will act if necessary, but there are no plans beyond what we have proposed. out.”
The government is even still officially calling on people to promote carnival parties and school activities despite the squeeze.
And it is hoped that consuming large quantities of jets – especially boosters – will help the British out of even more lockdown.
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