Boozy Brits enjoy wild night out on the town to celebrate second weekend of freedom since beer gardens reopened

BOOZY Brits have enjoyed a wild night out on the town to celebrate the second weekend of freedom since beer gardens reopened.

Drinkers across England spent their night making the most of the relaxed Covid lockdown rules.

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Partiers hit the town in Birmingham last night, enjoying a Saturday night out until the small hours.

Busy beer gardens and packed pubs continued to pour drinks for most of the night.

Meanwhile there were similar scenes in Leeds as punters took to the streets with their pals.

It follows on from Friday night where revellers all across England made the most of Friday sunshine before spending the night at bars and pubs.

Pubs and bars opened for the first time this year last week as the roadmap out of lockdown continues.

All restrictions are expected to be lifted by June – but mask wearing and social distancing may continue past the point to avoid a third wave of the bug.

Leading scientists have said that social distancing should be scrapped in June to allow Brits to “take back control of their own lives”.

Twenty-two influential academics have signed an open letter calling for the end of all “low-level” restrictions by June 21 – as vaccination will slash Covid deaths by 98 per cent.

The letter states that “a good society cannot be created by obsessive focus on a single cause of ill-health” – and cites the devastating toll of lockdown restrictions on mental health. 

It also argues that mass community testing is unnecessary – and can be replaced by a more targeted approach along with hygiene measures such as hand-washing and surface cleaning. 

The signatories also demand plans for vaccine passports are scrapped as the virus “no longer requires exception measures of control in everyday life”. 

In the letter, they call for the end of mandatory face mask wearing in classrooms by May 17 and in wider society by June 21.

The experts claim that Britain’s successful vaccine rollout will provide the country with a route out of the pandemic this summer. Official figures show that over half of the UK population has received their first dose.

And the signatories say that the government can be "very confident" that jabs "will reduce Covid deaths by around 98 per cent and serious illness by 80-85 per cent".

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