What Will Life After Lockdown 2 Look Like? These Pictures From Around The World Give Us An Idea…

How 'normal' will returning to normal feel?

Life After Lockdown

by Shana Lynch |
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As we continue to face life in Lockdown 2, which could end as early as 2 December, it’s time to start considering what life after lockdown will be like — again. This summer, as restrictions began to lift around the world, we took a look at how other countries were handling the end of lockdown and, eventually, we even saw some of that at home in the UK.

While it may seem hard to imagine now, after weeks and weeks in lockdown twice, we will eventually return to normal — although the very definition of the word ‘normal’ is sure to change. In these unprecedented times, it’s hard to even imagine going out and being around groups of people again.

Well, as they say, a picture paints a thousand words, so as we prepare to begin the process of potentially leaving Lockdown 2, let’s take a look at how people around the world are handling restrictions being lifted in their countries.


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New York, USA

The Cafe du Soleil sets up igloos outside for its diners to allow for social distancing.

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Catania, Italy

Sara, who has just given birth to baby Olivia, wears a protective mask as father Angelo takes a picture of his new daughter through a glass wall.

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Paris, France

Students exercise outside as they return to school on 15 May.

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Krakow, Poland

A dental hygienist wearing PPE welcomes patient at a dentist's office in Krakow on 15 May.

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New York, New York, USA

Social distancing circles are used at Domino Park in Brooklyn, New York on 15 May.

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Johannesburg, South Africa

Social distancing markers are displayed at a train station in Johannesburg, South Africa on 4 May.

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Auckland, New Zealand

Martyn Weatherill, principal of Laingholm Primary School in Auckland, hosts an online assembly with students in their classrooms on the first day back to school on 18 May.

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Berlin, Germany

Bayern Munich substitutes wear protective face masks and maintain social distance in the stands during the Bundesliga match between 1. FC Union Berlin and FC Bayern Muenchen at Stadion An der Alten Foersterei on 17 May. The Bundesliga and Second Bundesliga is the first professional league to resume the season after the nationwide lockdown; all matches until the end of the season will be played behind closed doors.

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Dallas, Texas, USA

A sink in a public toilet is blocked off in an attempt to promote social distancing.

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London, UK

An empty Waterloo station shows a sign encouraging social distancing on 18 May.

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San Francisco, California, USA

A temporary tent encampment for the homeless with tents at an acceptable distance from each other is opened in San Francisco.

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Berlin, Germany

Markings are placed on the floor at a primary school in Berlin as primary school pupils and tenth graders began returning to school.

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Krakow, Poland

A sign at the entrance to the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology in Krakow reads, 'Do Not Enter Without A Mask' and 'Keep A Safe Distance.'

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Paris, France

Gare de nord station in Paris has marks on the ground to show the appropriate social distance between people.

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Granada, Spain

A zebra crossing sports a sign that recommends keeping two meters away from other people on the first day that Granada begins Phase 1 of progressive return to normal life on 18 May.

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Alimos, Greece

Beachgoers enjoy the sun and sand at Anavisos beach on 16 May as organised beaches are allowed to be reopened in Greece.

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Innsbruck, Austria

Hairdressers wash customer's hair on 2 May 2020 in Innsbruck, Austria after hair salons and barber shops reopen after a seven-week lockdown. Customers and employees must wear masks and have to keep as much distance as possible.

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Tel Aviv, Israel

A young girl wearing a mask plays on the playground during the first day of school on 5 May 2020 after over a month and a half that schools were closed.

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Hermosillo, Mexico

A doctor from the state health sector speaks to a federal police officer who is supervising the information to prevent contagion amid the COVID-19 pandemic at Hermosillo International Airport on 2 May 2020. Hermosillo International Airport is operating normally while taking preventive measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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Venice, Italy

Demonstrators in Venice asks for the restrictions around bars, restaurants and other commercial activities be lifted on 4 May 2020.

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Shanghai, China

Shanghai Disneyland utilises 'social Distancing' queues for its reopening on 4 May 2020.

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Dusseldorf, Germany

Janine Scholz and Philip Scholz are married in a wedding ceremony at the Autokino Dusseldorf drive-in cinema on 5 May 2020. A total of three couples are marrying at the drive-in with friends and family members allowed to attend in their cars.

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Munich, Germany

Churchgoers arrive Frauenkirche 'Cathedral of Our Lady' cathedral for evening mass on the first day churches and other houses of worship are allowed to hold services again in Bavaria since March on 4 May 2020.

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Dresden, Germany

Visitors, only some of whom are wearing face masks, wait to enter the Zwinger palace complex as a poster showing Adam and Eve wearing masks hangs at the entrance on the first day the palace reopened to the public.

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Athens, Greece

A commuters, wearing protective face masks, sits on a bus on 4 May 2020.

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Barcelona, Spain

People watch the sunset at La Barceloneta Beach on 2 May 2020. In Spain, lockdown measures have continued to ease and walking with family members and outdoor exercise is now permitted from 6-10am and from 8-11pm.

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Tel Aviv, Isreal

Year 3 children return to school for the fist time in over a month and a half on 5 May 2020 in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Huntington Village, New York, USA

A family receives a delivery of beer from the Six Harbors Brewery, who have trained their two golden retrievers, Buddy and Barley, to deliver beer to customers during the pandemic.

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Miami, Florida

Jose Morales sanitizes buckets of golf balls at the Miami Beach Golf Club on 29 April 2020 as the city of Miami Beach partially reopens parks and facilities including golf courses, tennis courts and marinas.

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Sydney, Australia

Surfers prepare to enter the water at Bondi Beach on 3 May 2020. Currently, 'Surf & Go' measures are in place for weekends and there is no beach access allowed except along designated pathways to the water for surfcraft use only.

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Wuhan, China

People wear protective masks while practicing dance near the Yangtze River 1 May 2020 as life returns to normal in Wuhan, China.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Prototype clear acrylic safety shield dividers are tested at a blackjack table at the El Cortez Hotel & Casino, which is currently closed as a result of the statewide shutdown.

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Gold Coast, Australia

From 2 May 2020, the Queensland government eased lockdown measures to allow people to leave their homes for recreational activities, such as motorbiking or boating, picnics, visiting national parks or going shopping for non-essential items. Social distancing must still be observed and people must stay within 50km of their main residence.

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Miami Florida

Miami Beach, Florida has partially reopened parks and facilities including golf courses, tennis courts and marinas as it begins easing lockdown restrictions.

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Naples, Italy

A woman has her temperature taken upon arrival at Naples' Central Station 4 May 4 2020.

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Auckland, New Zealand

As schools prepare for students up to Year 10 who can't study from home or whose parents need to return to work to return to school, a teacher write Covid-19 instructions on the white board.

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Miami, Florida

People share alcohol-based hand sanitszer in South Pointe Park on 29 April 2020.

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Vienna, Austria

Shoppers rush into a clothing store, which has opened for the first time since the government imposed restrictions to slow the spread of coronavirus on 2 May 2020.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Restaurant Mediamatic in Amsterdam offers what they call 'corona-proof' dining.

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Bangkok, Thailand

A taxi driver tries to protect himself with a plastic shield after Thailand's lockdown was partially lifted on 3 May 2020 allowing markets, parks, barber shops and restaurants to open with proper social distancing measures.

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Taipei, Taiwan

Students eat their lunch on desks with plastic partitions as a preventive measure at Dajia Elementary School in Taipei on 29 April 2020.

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Moscow, Russia

A couple has their temperature taken before their wedding ceremony at Moscow's No1 Civil Registry Office on the first Sunday after Orthodox Easter.

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Moscow, Russia

The couple shows off their wedding rings to a phone, as currently, relatives and friends are not allowed to attend marriage ceremonies due to safety measures aimed at countering the spread of the disease.

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Milan, Italy

As the lockdown ends in Italy, the government has allowed bars and restaurants to reopen exclusively for take-away food.

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Krakow, Poland

A kiosk worker wears a protective face mask as he speaks to a customer from inside an electronic point covered with plastic inside Kazimierz Shopping mall on 4 May 2020.

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Surin Nguyen, wearing protection gear, works on the nails of a customer at Allure Nail Bar in Atlanta, Georgia on 21 April 2020 after Governor Brian Kemp eased restrictions allowing some businesses, including hair and nail salons, to reopen in the US state of Georgia after a four-week lockdown.

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Bozeman, Montana, USA

Kurt Smith wears a mask while helping a customer at the recently reopened Schnee's Boots, Shoes and Outdoors on 4 May 2020.

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