Concerned Brits are fearing a second wave to hit the UK in 2 weeks as the nation ignored social distancing on VE Day

People have been criticised for ignoring social distancing rules after pictures and videos emerged of huge VE Day street parties.

One nurse who works in the A&E department in South Wales took to social media after a stressful and upsetting shift:

But this wasn’t the only example of people across the UK flouting the government guidance to stay home during the nationwide lockdown.

The BBC covered a similar scene on a residential street in Cosham, near Portsmouth, where neighbours came out of their houses to mark the milestone.

While Sky News also broadcast footage from a road in Wimbledon, London, where dozens of residents came out and performed a rendition of Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll Meet Again’ while waving British flags.

Sharing the clip on Twitter, BBC Sport’s presenter Dan Walker said he couldn’t understand why people were flouting the advice that has been given by the Government and scientific experts.

He wrote: “Great song, beautifully sung but I am struggling to get my head around this. 31,241 people have died in the UK from a virus that thrives when we get too close to each other!”

There were also reports of people blocking Tavistock Road in Roborough, Plymouth, with one resident telling Plymouth Live they were concerned emergency services would not be able to get through in case of a medical crisis.

The anonymous resident said: “I walked down to get a delivery the other side of this lot as obviously they couldn’t get through.

“I’m all for celebrating but who do they think they are to block off the only way into our street?

“It’s also the thought of food deliveries for the vulnerable and the possibility of ambulances and fire engines being required too, it’s not good.”

While the majority of Britain seems to have partied last night, some stuck to lockdown regulations and celebrated in their gardens with their households.

News comes as Boris Johnson is due to make an announcement on Sunday with regards to the easing of lockdown.

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Samantha Day


    • Wyn

      10 May 2020 • 02:29

      Disgraceful, utterly selfish behaviour.

    • Michael Brown

      10 May 2020 • 10:35

      And the UK has the damned cheek to quarantine arrivals from Spain for 14 days! Since this is their idea (and mentality) of a lock down then I hope Europe closes the door on anyone from the UK being allowed across the Channel into mainland Europe until it is proven that they are safe to be admitted.We have obeyed the rules and, God willing, will be coming out of it soon. The last thing we need is that bunch of yahoos coming over here and starting it all up again.

      • Mel O’Connor

        17 May 2020 • 07:11

        And into Ireland too…

    • Norman Abbott

      10 May 2020 • 21:59

      Simple those not observing social distancing should they contract Covid 19; no treatment.Police need sweeping powers to enforce it .No more tolerance no more Mr. Nice Guy.

    • U. Sunshine

      11 May 2020 • 10:57

      Why should the number of covid 19 increase if the numbers are fake anyway. I thought the hospitals are empty because other patienst with cancer or other chronical issness get send away to keep everything free for the covid 19 patients.
      The number of covid 19 only increases cause the statistics are fake. Putting more fear in peoples mind, Programming them. Brainwashing them.
      Let the people go outside, let them enjoy theiren life. Covid 19 is FAKE


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