How Liverpool metropolis centre appeared on the final weekend earlier than Christmas

How Liverpool city centre looked on the last weekend before

A whole lot of individuals headed out into Liverpool metropolis centre on Saturday to benefit from the final weekend earlier than Christmas.

Church Avenue and Liverpool ONE have been full of Christmas buyers shopping for final minute presents forward of the large day.

On Matthew Avenue, pub-goers posed in Christmas jumpers and Santa hats as they went out for drinks with family and friends.

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The town’s Christmas markets by St George’s Hall and the neighbouring St John’s Gardens additionally had a full of life environment as individuals tucked into avenue meals and mulled wine.

Many individuals have been eager to profit from the festivities following the strict coronavirus restrictions that have been in place over the Christmas interval final yr.

Liverpool Christmas Market on the final weekend earlier than Christmas

Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced a brand new algorithm on December 8 to attempt to help combat the rapid spread of the Omicron variant of coronavirus.

The Prime Minister’s stricter guidelines are part of the government’s ‘Plan B’ which confirmed the introduction of vaccine passports and a brand new earn a living from home coverage.

Liverpool restaurant house owners have reported individuals cancelling Christmas bookings following the announcement earlier this month.

And with studies of additional restrictions being on the horizon, we headed out into town centre to see how the final weekend earlier than Christmas compares to earlier years.

Buddies Michelle, 49, and Hayley, 39, have been out within the metropolis centre on Saturday having drinks and a pre-Christmas meal.

Hayley informed the ECHO: “I believe it is just about the identical as most Christmases, it is busy and vibrant.

“Final yr wasn’t good with the covid state of affairs however I believe it is getting extra regular for individuals.

“We clearly nonetheless take precautions like sporting a masks and utilizing hand gel. We’re attempting to do all the pieces we are able to and when you do not [go out] you are not dwelling are you?”

Last Saturday before Christmas as family and friends enjoy their night in Williamson Square, Liverpool
Final Saturday earlier than Christmas as household and mates get pleasure from their evening in Williamson Sq., Liverpool

She added: “I have to say coming over on the bus earlier lots of people have been speaking about having examined earlier than they got here out, identical as us, so everyone seems to be taking precautions to allow them to have a beautiful Christmas.”

Michelle and Hayley stated they’re going to take a covid take a look at tomorrow to make sure they do not have the virus.

Last Saturday before Christmas on Mathew Street, Liverpool
Final Saturday earlier than Christmas on Mathew Avenue, Liverpool

Michelle added: “I believe persons are getting out whereas they will as a result of they suppose it is going to enter one other lockdown.”

A person, who didn’t not wish to be named, was visiting Liverpool from Wales for the weekend along with his girlfriend.

He described the environment within the metropolis centre as “fairly busy” and “full of life” on Saturday with individuals out having fun with themselves.

Christmas shoppers in Liverpool city centre on Saturday
Christmas buyers in Liverpool metropolis centre on Saturday

He stated: “So long as we’re not in shut proximity to individuals we’re not fearful, we nonetheless hold our distance.

“I do not suppose we needs to be locked down once more it is pushing towards our personal free will.”

Sebastian, 42, was out doing a little Christmas buying within the metropolis centre on Saturday.

He informed the ECHO: “We attempt to deal with ourselves and do our greatest to put on a face masks and use hand gel, we’re already double jabbed.

“I believe in the event that they do [impose a lockdown] it’s what’s it, there’s not a lot we are able to do. I am simply hoping it is not as robust as earlier than.”

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