The best Birmingham reactions to the news of lockdown easing
June 21 cannot come fast enough
On February 23 Boris Johnson announced a plan to end restrictions in England by June 21.
This would potentially see legal limits on social contact removed and the opening of nightclubs.
Here are Brum’s best reactions to lockdown being lifted.
Did somebody say June 21st?? 🥳 pic.twitter.com/X2wYAjqFvp
— Snobs Birmingham (@snobsnightclub) February 22, 2021
The reactions from the Snobs social media team have been second to none, starting with this classic Titanic meme, which perfectly reflects how we feel the time has passed since we were last ‘out out.’
Waiting for Snobs to reopen like pic.twitter.com/7WMgKxQkJD
— Snobs Birmingham (@snobsnightclub) January 21, 2021
Bernie is all of us as we wait out the next four months.
Me. My hairdresser. pic.twitter.com/wTrGi6JVjd
— I Choose Birmingham (@ichoosemag) February 27, 2021
Hopefully there are still appointments left before June 21.
Me walking down Broad St in Birmingham on 21st June deciding which bar to go in pic.twitter.com/6OAlXgAD2W
— Suman Lidder (@SumanLidder) February 22, 2021
Broad Street you hold a special place in every Brummie heart.
The doormen on Broad Street, June 21 pic.twitter.com/kQtLp8T0Ag
— I Choose Birmingham (@ichoosemag) February 22, 2021
The doormen’s power on June 21 will be unmatched, they are going to be in for a long summer.
When I get asked how many shots I want on June 21st pic.twitter.com/hOfroF5PHY
— Amy Berritta (@AmyBerritta) March 8, 2021
I’m not sure if anyone is going to be able to remember their first night of freedom.
Bouncers on June 21st trying to figure out if someone born in 2003 is 18 pic.twitter.com/1qDYZwmroX
— LADbible (@ladbible) March 4, 2021
I genuinely thought people born in 2003 were 10.
— reece (@reeceajb16) February 25, 2021
The week of June 21 should be declared a national holiday with the amount of people who will inevitably be calling in to work sick.
When you’re out on June 21st and see everyone you promised to see after lockdown pic.twitter.com/vz0TUGk9kF
— ☻ (@HowBoringg) March 3, 2021
No longer being able to use the excuse of lockdown to not talk to people is going to hit everyone hard.
June 21st… pic.twitter.com/P8NsmTwX09
— Birmingham's Official #1 Page (@imjustbrum) February 22, 2021
There couldn’t be a compilation of the best reactions to lockdown lifting without using Birmingham’s Holy grail meme.
June 21st, 2021:
"Dae ye like banana bread?!" pic.twitter.com/9fCVYgumAh
— bargemaw (@sorryverysykes) February 25, 2021
Once inside the clubs, there will no doubt be plenty chat up lines such as this one, and no I did not, nor do I plan to, make banana bread.
21st June 2021:
‘So yeah I had the rona, got over that. You come here often?’ pic.twitter.com/aw8TcR2qgM
— LADbible (@ladbible) February 24, 2021
Another line that will no doubt be used by every boy in Players.
Me on the 21st of June pic.twitter.com/cP5nYN0RYV
— Adam Belcher (@ABanimationLtd) March 9, 2021
Spare a thought for the socially awkward who do not enjoy clubbing, but feel obligated because they haven’t left the house in a year.
Me walking into the girls loos on June 21st pic.twitter.com/sZnwIY5Jc1
— Elle Rudd 🌻 (@ElleRudd_) March 4, 2021
We all miss becoming best friends with ten random girls in the toilets at Fab.
20th June 21st June pic.twitter.com/KsXrkD54ej
— Harrison | Smith (@harrisonsmithuk) March 3, 2021
This is a shout out to the introverts of Birmingham.
I’m still gonna wear a mask after 21st June.
Not cos of Covid just Birmingham stinks
— Chris Derry (@DerryChris4) February 23, 2021
Maybe we should keep the masks for going around the city centre?
All restrictions are supposed to ease on 21st June but furlough is extended till September pic.twitter.com/qHN7gf67Sr
— Sam (@samtoogood01) March 2, 2021
The news that has everyone even more scared. Will June 21 even be the first night of freedom?
Boris: we should have normal life back by June 21st pic.twitter.com/JIU7s34DW0
— The Other White Meat (@OhYeaHesFunny) March 3, 2021
Did someone say another graduation cancellation? Please, no Boris.
Me on June 21st when Boris reveals the latest variant is vaccine resistant and we’re heading for Lockdown 4 pic.twitter.com/Ff6k1WiGJc
— Conor (@Conorsseur_) March 9, 2021
The best thing to come out of GMB is the memes.
— MB (@bowx313) February 26, 2021
The requirements for lockdown easing are:
• The vaccine programme continues on its current trajectory;
• There is evidence that the vaccines are reducing death and hospital numbers;
• Infection rates do not risk a rise in hospital admissions;
• The new variants do not change the risk of lifting restrictions.
With the late change in the lockdown rules before Christmas, many have adopted an “I’ll believe it when I see it” approach to lockdown easing.