It’s only been a few weeks of government imposed isolation, but it already feels like it’s going on for years and years. I miss the busyness of Manchester Piccadilly, dodging trams when you’re walking across town, hitting a coffee shop, and, of course, all the bars, restaurants, and, yes, even the nightclubs, I suppose.
It’s such a miserable time to be stuck in, making my own beans on toast, and with an endless succession of parties for one. I can’t wait for Lockdown to end, but there’s still more to come.
The Government announced that the lockdown measures will be extended to the 7th of May (as a first extension), but it’s widely expected that there’ll be at least one more full-on lockdown period before things start to relax. And then, the politicians are on the news talking about how restrictions on restaurants, bars and pubs will likely be in place until at least the end of the year?
What exactly that means, I’m unsure – will there be long queues and a one-in, one-out policy for going into a bar (like trying to get in a supermarket these days)? Will they just remove most of the tables from inside a restaurant, so that everyone is over two metres apart? Will everyone be required to wear masks? Who knows.
All I know is that, whatever the restrictions, I’ll be there, day one. I’m already planning a full weekend of being in the City, doing all the things I love (It’s a weekend because I crave a taste of so many great places to eat and places to drink!)
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