In pictures: 'Freedom Day' in Sheffield as Covid restrictions are lifted

Today was dubbed ‘Freedom Day’ as the Government lifted most legal restrictions on social distancing, numbers allowed to gather together and wearing masks and businesses such as nightclubs were finally allowed to reopen.

Thursday, 22nd July 2021, 1:01 am
Freedom Day in Sheffield

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and public health bosses have instead left it up to the individual to decide whether to carry on wearing face protection. As these pictures of Sheffield city centre show, some have opted to do just that.

Popular bar Two Thirds Beer on Abbeydale Road decided to celebrate the day with the offer of 50 free pints to customers today.

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Adam Inns, co-owner of Two Thirds Beer on Abbeydale Road, which is giving away 50 pints of beer to celebrate 'Freedom Day', July 19
Youngsters enjoying a cooling dip in the Peace Gardens fountain on 'Freedom Day', which was switched off earlier in the pandemic
A fairly busy 'Freedom Day' on The Moor in Sheffield
A top-down view of people strolling through The Moor on 'Freedom Day'
Time for a shopping trip on 'Freedom Day' in Sheffield city centre
One 'Freedom Day' shopper in Sheffield city centre sticks with her face visor
Masks on and off for these Supertram passengers on 'Freedom Day' in Sheffield
Some people, including these people pictured at the Cathedral Supertram stop, are retaining their masks on 'Freedom Day'
Ellen Edwards serving drinks at Forum in Sheffield
A member of staff at at Forum in Sheffield
Another 'Freedom Day' tram passenger who opted to keep his mask on
Time for a 'Freedom Day' drink at Forum in Sheffield