NEW Year’s Eve revellers have started the party early this year as they hit the pubs to ring in 2022.
Brits have been spotted enjoying pints, set for a big night on the town to mark the beginning of the New Year.Three pals enjoying some pints before marking the start of 2022[/caption]
Party-goers have been pictured in Leicester Square and in Soho this afternoon, getting ready for the big night.
Groups of Scots have been flooding the country after Nicola Sturgeon cancelled Hogmanay celebrations when she plunged the country into tight Covid restrictions.
The First Minister slapped the country with the toughest measures in months just days before Christmas – urging Scots to slash their social contact over the festive period.
The raft of new restrictions came into force on Boxing Day and limited the size of live events and both indoor and outdoor gatherings.
From December 27, it has also been table service only in boozers, a one-metre social distancing measure must be followed, and groups in bars, restaurants, theatres, cinemas and gyms are limited to three households.
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Meanwhile, in England, sources say the PM is not expected to impose further restrictions when Plan B is reviewed next week but maintain the indoor mask-wearing, working from home advice and vaccine passports.
Boris Johnson said that vaccines were the best way of avoiding a fresh squeeze in a plea for unvaxxed Brits to get their shots.
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It comes as the New Year’s Eve fireworks in London are going ahead after being scrapped over Covid.
The Sun has revealed that the annual display that will feature live performances for the first time ever, is going ahead after all.
The display was officially axed in October “due to the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic”.
But after Downing Street gave December 31 get-togethers the green light, calls mounted to let the fireworks display go ahead as usual.
The event will include stars like Jessie Ware and Paloma Faith, messages from Gareth Southgate, Sir Ian McKellen and Sadiq Khan as well as pre-recorded music by Elton John and Dua Lipa.
The show will also feature a special poem celebrating the biggest moments of the past year from Emma Raducanu’s US Open win to the vaccine rollout.
Fireworks will explode across a range of locations in London as Big Ben will finally bong at midnight.