UK Practices ‘Reopening’

Reopen. Or return to the long-awaited normalcy. And that is that since last May 17, the UK has been getting closer to it every day.

Restaurants in the UK are open again.

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The numbers show this: With nearly 67 million people (66.65 million, according to the latest census), nearly 64 million doses of the Covid vaccine have been administered, about 25 million people with second doses already received and 37.3% full vaccinations . (Data at the time of writing this article).

Reopening in the UK.

Reopening in the UK.

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Reopening in the UK.

In the queue to enter a restaurant.

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Since the seventeenth of last month, normal life has been observed in every corner of all the cities of the British Isles. An example of this photographic report I did.

Reopening in the UK.

The atmosphere inside the cafeteria.

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Reopening in the UK.

Good weather accompanies going out.

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And although all the hospitality companies are operating quite normally, as they are able to consume within, the good weather has made the streets and terraces full of people who want to enjoy the long-awaited and well-deserved freedom.

Reopening in the UK.

Inside a restaurant.

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Reopening in the UK.

Social life is back.

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Theatres, pubs, restaurants, clothing stores … lines of entry and full houses in every business in British cities.

Reopening in the UK.

Waiting list for a cultural event.

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Reopening in the UK.

Pedestrians between a queue.

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And above all, in Exeter, a city in the south of England, where one of the most important universities in the UK is located. Hence with a young and multicultural population.

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Reopening in the UK.

Access to culture goes back to the UK.

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Exeter is where the combination of good weather and a drop in Covid restrictions has been most evident.”

Reopening in the UK.

Public attendance of a performance.

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The earnestness, and especially the good work of the NHS, the British Social Security, made it possible that, at the end of spring, normality could be almost complete, without lowering our guard of course, but at a vaccination rate of close to 100%.

Reopening in the UK.

The theater is back.

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And let it be known, no one was vaccinated when it was not due to them (respect in this country is part of their DNA). Infection persists, but less.

Reopening in the UK.

Re-opening with UK security measures.

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The mortality rate was significantly reduced. But, nevertheless, economic recovery and, above all, emotional recovery, is just around the corner.

It is the hand of the conservative and eccentric Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Another way to practice politics.

Reopening in the UK.

The theater has reopened.

Roman Alonso


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Roman Alonso

I’ve been a photojournalist for over 30 years. I currently reside in the south of England with my family. I collaborate with different media.

Roman Alonso with the camera.

Roman Alonso with the camera.

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