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Liverpool packed on first Christmas night out as lockdown ends

People filled the city's restaurants, bars and shops for the first weekend after lockdown was lifted

Liverpool city centre was packed with people filling the city's restaurants, bars and shops for the first weekend after lockdown ended.

It was the first weekend out during the Christmas period and saw people head to the bustling city centre for a glimpse out a sense of normality.

Non-essential shops were allowed to reopen on Wednesday as the second national lockdown was lifted and Liverpool City Region was placed Tier 2.

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This means which means several changes have been made, including the reopening of restaurants and salons.

You can go to a pub or bar if it is operating as a restaurant and but you can only have alcohol with a substantial meal.

The new rules also mean hospitality venues must close at 11pm with last orders at 10pm, but takeaway can continue to be sold via drive-thru and delivery services.

Lots of people made the most of the lifting of restrictions, by getting in some Christmas shopping or grabbing a meal, while obeying social distancing rules and wearing masks.

Earlier this week, we saw queues outside Primark and Zara as non-essential retailers opened for the first time in a month.

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