On a scorching hot Sunday, revellers packed out pubs and bars looking to enjoy a final taste of full freedom before the law banning groups of more than six from meeting came in at midnight.
One Brit slammed the Government’s new law as he necked pints, exclaiming: “I couldn’t care less about the new law.”
One bar-crawling Brit said he ‘can’t see anyone paying these fines they are threatening us with’ while another blasted the new rule as ‘idiotic’ as revellers packed out pubs and bars on Sunday night
Boozy Brits partied hard today in one last blow-out on Sunday before the ‘rule of six’ comes into force on Monday.
Despite the risk of a £100 fine for breaking the new law, Aaron Leighton told the Sun : “I couldn’t care less about the new rule.”
The new law has been brought in as coronavirus cases spike over several days, with more than 3,000 reported across Britain on Sunday – the third day in a row the number has been above 3,000.
He pub-crawler said: “I know people who came back from Spain and didn’t quarantine and what has anyone done about that? Nothing.
The 23-year-old was out celebrating his mate’s birthday in Brighton – with a group of 10 pals.
From tomorrow, squads of coronavirus marshals will be out in force on UK streets to enforce the new law and ensure people are socially distaning.
“This is the same. I can’t see anyone paying these fines they are threatening us with. I certainly won’t.”
The PM shelved plans to order millions of OAPs to stay at home last month and is reportedly considering a more targeted approach.
Meanwhile, millions of people will be ordered to stay at home.
People identified by risks such as age, weight and health conditions will get letters with specific advice.
The move is thought to be focused on local areas but ministers have not ruled out blanket guidance if coronavirus rates spiral.
The Ledbetter family spoke to reporters as they tucked-in to Sunday lunch at the Music Hall at Brighton Beach.
The family from Crawley, West Sussex, were out in force with a party of 14 as dad Haydn blasted the new rule as “idiotic.”
The Department of Health said: “Shielding is still advised in specific areas where prevalence of the virus is higher.”