After months of strict lockdown, some parts of the world are slowly easing restrictions and attempting to get back to life that looks a bit like it did before. That means sunbathing in city parks, meeting pals for coffee in cafés and eating meals somewhere other than your kitchen. But with social distancing guidelines still in full force (and likely to be for many months to come) people are having to be a little, shall we say, creative about how they make it work in a post-iso world.
Now, we’re not necessarily suggesting any of these are a good or scientifically sufficient way of solving social distancing issues. But they are interesting to consider and fun to look at. Check out this lot:
Punters are wearing pool noodle hats to keep other people at bay at a café in Germany.
Just a little screen between you and your dining pal will do in Bangkok, Thailand. Look at these tables set up for street food:
Customers wait on orders of street #food from behind plastic sheets...— Tamer Yazar (@tameryazar) May 19, 2020
Small #restaurants are one of the few #businesses that have been allowed to #open during an easing of restrictions in #Thailand's capital #Bangkok imposed weeks ago to combat the spread of the #coronavirus ! pic.twitter.com/Nt0BqUKuZI
Forget bumper cars. Bumper tables are on the menu at this restaurant in the US.
Circles have been swapped out for tanning squares on this Spanish beach.
Far from the sand, these gym-goers in Hong Kong are hot and sweaty for a different reason. Thankfully the sweat is staying behind these glass screens:
✅El futuro del gym. Así abrieron los gimnasios en Hong Kong 🙌 pic.twitter.com/EjwbwYyJDk— Carla Heredia (@HerediaCarla) May 12, 2020
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