What things from lockdown would you like to see continue?


17th March 2021

TUESDAY 23 March will be a year since the first COVID-19 lockdown.

A minute’s silence and a national doorstep vigil will form part of “a day of reflection” to mark the anniversary.

There will be a minute’s silence at midday to remember those who have died, with people encouraged to light up their doorsteps in the evening.

Buildings and other famous landmarks will also be lit up across Britain.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the first national stay-at-home order on 23 March 2020. Since then, there have been times of national restrictions, as well as times when there have been tiers and levels of different rules in all four UK nations.

We have come a long way in a year to fight the virus. Coronavirus vaccines have been developed from scratch, with around 25 million people in the UK having now received a first dose.

Mr Johnson said he would observe the minute’s silence at noon privately.

Other senior politicians have given their support to the event, with Labour leader

Sir Keir Starmer, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford all saying they would take part. Mr Johnson said: “This has been an incredibly difficult year for our country. My thoughts are with all those who have lost loved ones.

“As we continue to make progress against the virus, I want to thank people for the sacrifices they continue to make.”

The anniversary day will also see activities taking place in communities, such as virtual assemblies, choirs, services and yellow ribbons being wrapped around trees.

Although lockdown has been difficult for many, people have spoken about some of the positive effects, like parents being able to spend more time with their children.

What are your lockdown like?

What things from lockdown would you like to see continue?


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kittymoi · 6 months ago

yay i love friends

kittymoi · 6 months ago

it is nice to be with friends.
it is lovely

cr1cket1 · 6 months ago

First to Comment!

scarlet10 · 6 months ago

i would love to see people carrying on doing things over lockdown:)

redskwirel · 6 months ago


ansha007 · 6 months ago

First to comment

marmoty100 · 6 months ago

I would choose all of them but I chose all the family walks and spending time with family!
Everything is correct, expecelly the car air pollution one!

historygal · 6 months ago

I can’t wait to go back to museums 🥰

historygal · 6 months ago

I would love to keep having less air pollution as it makes such an impact on so many different things

ellabeegee · 6 months ago

YAY first to comment

meepemeeps · 6 months ago

I like the fact that essential workers are getting more credit for the effort and time they put into their jobs. My parents are both teachers, and I know that home school has been a struggle for them as well as children. The NHS are another example of people that work all day to keep normal life going in these hard times. They deserve this.

ivansp2011 · 6 months ago

I think it is more important for less pollution as we should care about the planet

xxcocoaxx · 6 months ago

I think lockdown had a big impact on the environment for the better, especially air pollution.

mothstar · 6 months ago

yesterday, me and my mum were watching a program on gasses and stuff like that. the amount of methane he found was bonkers. he said that if we don't take action on climate change then earth could go up like a huge bomb. don't know what his subject is today but i definitely know he's on at 2pm after bitesize daily

nim-pom · 6 months ago

ME-TIME: Delving into my own mind, thoughts and discovering more about my self, my personality and how to be the best I can possibly be. I believe everyone should do this! It is very beneficial for your mental health.

sparkle29 · 6 months ago

I think it's great to spend more time doing your hobbies.

weirdcat · 6 months ago

Gosh, I'm not sure! There are several things here I'd love to see continue but can only pick one!

opalstar · 6 months ago

It's nice to be with those you love that aren't just family but from a different background such as school.