Many people thronged to beaches and beauty spots while others attended a massive street party in celebration of the easing out of the lockdown.
The reaction of people across the country to the lifting of lockdown restrictions has raised fears among officials that the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, might have relaxed restrictions too early.
The directors of public health alerted that they were “increasingly concerned” the Government making the wrong assumption by easing the restrictions too early as people start to play on the revised regulations. The Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) said that they noticed that “the public is not keeping social distancing as it was”.
Hundreds of merrymakers were crowding at an “unlicensed music event” in north London with zero social distancing. The police were called to disperse the crowds and fireworks were shot towards a circling police helicopter.
At 11:44 pm someone posted a tweet which read: “Helicopters been flying over for 4 hrs now, fireworks been going off & this is round the corner from me. This is the hardest-hit area for covid19 in London & this definitely isn’t social distancing.”
The chief executive of a charity, Lucky Culkin, pointed out the “appalling volume of litter” on beaches, including human waste, sanitary items, as well as surgical masks, gloves, and disposable barbecues.
She described the people`s reaction saying: “The lack of respect for our coastline shown by some has deeply saddened our local communities and visitors alike.
“It was clear to see that some had all but forgotten the guidelines of social distancing or welfare for themselves and others, or indeed any respect for the natural environment they were visiting.”