Brits want June 21 to be made into a Bank Holiday to mark the end of lockdown, following Boris Johnson’s latest announcement.
The Prime Minister revealed his long-awaited ‘roadmap’ on Monday afternoon which included plans to reopen the hospitality industry.
If everything goes as planned, clubs, pubs, and restaurants will be allowed to reopen their doors in time for summer.
Events such as concerts and football matches could also be given the go-ahead as the country attempts to get back to ‘normal’.
Already, people are tweeting about what life post-COVID will look like and how they are planning to make the most of it.
Some have predicted June 21 will be like a ‘freshers week for the whole of the UK’.
One joked: “Formal apologies to everyone for the mess I’m going to be in on June 21.”
A second said: “The absolute uncertainty of having a birthday 5 weeks after June 21. Will I be celebrating with friends & family or will we be locked down again with the inevitable peak??”
To argue that the day should be made into a holiday, a Twitter account has been created called @june21holiday. So far it has 915 followers, who are backing the campaign in the hopes it will get 100,000 signatures. If successful, the issue will be debated in parliament.
The petition creator wrote: “Mental health is at an all-time low – making June 21 a bank holiday will allow everyone to enjoy themselves in the right way.”
At the moment, Boris says he’s prioritising ‘certainty over urgency,’ with the light at the end of the tunnel being a ‘crocus of hope’.
In an optimistic message, he said: “The end really is in sight and a wretched year will give way to a spring and a summer that will be very different and incomparably better than the picture we see around us today.”
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