It was 31st October. Strolling through Cheltenham at 10pm, crowds of drunken ghosts and devils gathered around street corners, enjoying one of their last few nights of drinking in pubs on Halloween before the second lockdown. This time, the lockdown had been announced to last only a month.
The reality was, with darker evenings and shorter days, the small amount of freedom that was given to the UK was less optimistic than when the first lockdown was put in place in March. The end didn’t seem to be in sight.
According to the Office of National Statistics, Britain saw the highest amount of acute loneliness in early November since the start of the pandemic, with 8% of adults confirming were “always or often lonely”….
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