Social distancing fears as video emerges showing a rammed West Street

You’d be forgiven for thinking this video, showing West Street heaving with revellers, was shot before lockdown began.

Saturday, 18th July 2020, 1:08 pm

But the footage was actually taken last night (Friday, July 17) as hundreds descended on the street’s pubs and bars to kick off the weekend.

Concerns have now been raised due to lack of social distancing seen in the video, which shows crowds hanging out in groups and queuing without adhering to the ‘one metre plus’ rule.

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Pubs and bars were given the green light to open on July 4- but Boris Johnson said there would be ‘strict measures’ in place to protect customers and staff.

These include visitors not being allowed to drink at the bar and ordering their drinks via a table service to minimise contact.

But with people seemingly breaking rules before even entering venues, are we in danger of seeing another spike in cases?

The Star has contacted the bars seen in the video for comment.

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