One year ago, Boris Johnson addressed the British public to deliver a “very simple instruction”: stay at home.

Suffice it to say that the succeeding 12 months have been anything but simple, not only for Britons but communities across the world. The UK’s official coronavirus death toll alone has passed 126,172.

Yet, there have been glimmers of light amidst the darkness: the camaraderie of “Clap for Carers”; the hilarity of accidental Zoom filters; and, of course, the rollout of life-saving Covid vaccines.

Now, as the country marks this landmark anniversary with sadness, some laughter, and deep reflection, we’re here to bring you all the live action throughout the day.

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