The wild Friday night saw thousands of dancers take to the floors in England, many without even needing masks or Covid passes. 

As the country fully embraces its first weekend partying sans Plan B, revellers filled bars, pubs, and clubs across England yesterday night. 

People were seen queuing for entry to bustling Newcastle or Leeds venues. Many young people took advantage of the rules of six in Swansea as well as social distancing’s end.

Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, confirmed last week that Plan B in England was over. This included masks for schools and other public spaces, work from home guidance and Covid passports at large venues.  

Nicola Sturgeon removed a number of restrictive measures that were meant to limit the numbers of persons allowed in Scotland’s indoor events. 

The requirements for table service, the closures of indoor events, and limits on attendance were eliminated. However, race masks will still be required at nightclubs.

Since Wednesday night, Northern Ireland has been freed from all restrictions regarding late-night venues, use Covid Passes and social distancing. 

England, on the other hand, remained free from restrictions while England came under fire. 

Revellers enjoy the first full weekend of partying in Newcastle without draconian Plan B measures in place

Newcastle Revellers celebrate their first weekend partying without the need for draconian Plan B policies

Hundreds of people were pictured queuing to get into bustling venues in Newcastle without needing to show Covid passes or use masks for the first time

People queued up in huge venues around Newcastle to gain entry without the need to present Covid cards or wear masks.

It was the first weekend that young people were able to go to nightclubs in England and Wales with the reduction in Covid numbers

This was the first weekend young people could go to clubs in England and Wales after the decline in Covids 

These three girls were photographed last night in Leeds City Centre, celebrating the first weekend of freedom from Covid-19

The three girls, who were celebrating Covid-19’s first weekend of freedom, were captured last night at Leeds City Centre.

A man is arrested by police on Friday evening in Newcastle as revellers packed out clubs, bars and pubs across England for boozy celebrations yesterday evening

Police arrest a man in Newcastle on Friday night as revellers poured into pubs, bars and clubs across England to celebrate yesterday’s boozy party.

These friends in Leeds also celebrated the end of the Plan B Covid-19 rules which were removed during the week

Leeds friends also celebrated the removal of Plan B Covid-19 rules during this week

The Plan A Covid in England explained

England now has Plan A, but which Covid rules still apply?

  • Covid-19 positive individuals must still be isolated. If there are two negative lateral flows, then the 10 day period could be ended early. 
  • While masks no longer have to be worn indoors, they are required for health care and other settings.
  • The directors of local public health can still recommend that face covers be worn in communal areas. However, this is only possible in schools within the area. 
  • Covid passes are no longer necessary for large events, or late night venues. 
  • The guidance on work at home is now over, but individual employers have the option to implement their own guidelines. 

The Revellers of England celebrated the first weekend in England without any significant Covid restrictions. 

Although restrictions on England had been lifted early in the month, England officially switched from Plan B (or B) to Plan A Thursday.

This included the removal of masks from indoor spaces, including bars, restaurants, and other hospitality venues. The guidance for work at home was also removed earlier in the week. 

The country’s Omicron wave is continuing to recede, and Daily Covid has seen a drop in deaths, cases, and admissions. 

The government dashboard data indicates that another 89.176 positive test were conducted in the country within the last 24 hours. That’s a decrease by 7 percentage points from Friday. 

Daily infections hit a plateau last week – which was attributed to rising cases in primary schools and people returning to work – after coming down rapidly from a peak of over 200,000 earlier in the month.

However, they are slowly falling again this week despite mandatory face masks and vaccination passports being withdrawn in England.

Officials from the Health Department said that there had been 277 coronavirus-related deaths in the UK, down by around 4% over a week. 

Yesterday, Mark Drakeford was elevated to Covid Alert Level Zero. This allowed nightclubs to reopen as well as cancelling the social distancing rule. 

Last week, outdoor sports events were open to all and crowds were allowed back into Wales. Outdoor activities were also permitted without restrictions. 

The Covid card will still be needed for access to large outdoor events that are attended by over 4,000 persons if they’re not seated or more than 10,000 people seated.

Covid permits will continue to be required at all Welsh cinemas and theatres.

Last night nightclubs reopened.

However, Welsh employers, businesses and all other organizations must still conduct a coronavirus risk assessment to ensure that the virus is not spread to others.

Nightclubs reopened in Wales for the first time in 2022 after First Minister Mark Drakeford downgraded the nation's Covid alert status, allowing this girls in Wind Street, Swansea to enjoy a night out on the town

In 2022, the First Minister Mark Drakeford lowered the nation’s Covid alert status. Nightclubs were reopened in Wales, giving this group of girls in Wind Street Swansea the opportunity to go out for a night.

Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford moved to Covid alert level zero yesterday, allowing nightclubs to reopen and cancelling social distancing rules. These five girls used bin bags to protect themselves from the rain in Cardiff on Friday night

Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford moved to Covid alert level zero yesterday, allowing nightclubs to reopen and cancelling social distancing rules. This group of five women used bin bags to keep dry in Cardiff’s rainy night.

Large groups of people queued up outside Pryzm nightclub in Cardiff upon the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions

Large numbers of people waited in line outside Pryzm club in Cardiff after the release of Covid-19 restrictions. 

Clubbers improvised with plastic bags to protect themselves from the wet and windy weather as Covid rules were finally relaxed in Wales

To protect themselves against the windy and wet weather, Clubbers used plastic bags.

Hundreds of people stood waiting to get into the Live Lounge in Cardiff, which was allowing patrons in for the first time this year

Many people waited in line to enter the Live Lounge Cardiff. It was the first time patrons were allowed in this venue.

Despite the threat of rain, partygoers stood outside nightclubs in cities like Cardiff, pictured, after nightclubs reopened

After nightclubs were reopened, revellers stood in the rain to watch from outside, as shown here.

Hundreds of young people were pictured queuing to get into Pryzm nightclub in Cardiff for a wild Friday night

Many young people waited in line to enter Pryzm club in Cardiff on Friday for wild Friday nights.

Although working from home is still an option, it won’t be required by law.

If they are positive for coronavirus, everyone must continue self-isolation. However, the Welsh Government reduced the time required to isolate from the virus.

These rules apply to public transport, as well. 

Drakeford stated that they have reached the top of the Omicron wave, and there are signs suggesting that coronavirus cases may now be stabilizing.

“But we need to keep taking precautions to be safe. The pandemic is still ongoing.

“We’re moving towards alert level zero, but we’ll keep some protections such as face covers in indoor public places or risk assessments.

“We are able to do it because of the tireless efforts and success of all the people in Wales, and our vaccination and booster programs. Thank you all.’