Thousands of people flocked to central London to celebrate pubs and bars being allowed to reopen after more than three months of strict lockdown.
It came about after the R rate rose to over one on Friday – meaning the number of Covid-19 cases is on a steady rise, as each individual is likely infecting more than one other person – just hours before the lockdown restrictions eased.
As of 6am on Saturday, these establishments around England were allowed to open up… and the crowds couldn’t keep away, if the scenes on social media are anything to go by.
The Prime Minister came under fire for lighting a candle for coronavirus victims, just one day after saying he doesn't "believe in gestures" when asked if he would take the knee in solidarity with Black Lives Matter protesters.
At the time of writing, 44,198 people have died as a result of coronavirus across the UK, but ONS figures push this number closer to 54,000 people.