THIS YEAR has been devastated by coronavirus with restrictions and social distancing guidelines which means seeing 2021 in will likely be very completely different.
One of many highlights to the New 12 months Eve celebrations is the London fireworks present with 1000’s lining the streets and banks across the London Eye to catch a glimpse – however have they been cancelled for Thursday?
The London Eye New 12 months’s Eve fireworks show has been a staple of the celebrations for greater than 20 yearsCredit score: AFP or licensors
Is the New 12 months’s Eve 2020 fireworks show cancelled?
For these courageous sufficient and in a position to keep up till the clock hits midnight, the fireworks show on the London Eye on the River Thames has been the spotlight of many New 12 months celebrations.
It has been a staple for the final 21 years as individuals tune in or line up on the encircling banks to witness the present.
However as a result of coronavirus pandemic, the fireworks present has been cancelled on the London Eye.
As an alternative, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, revealed earlier this week that there will likely be a particular broadcast that may be watched on TV.
He tweeted on December 27: “New 12 months’s Eve is historically a possibility to point out off our nice metropolis to the remainder of the world.
“Our present this yr will likely be distinctive – you may solely be capable to watch from, on the BBC.”
In the meantime, to switch the cancelled London Eye present, there will likely be a pre-recorded gentle present video launched throughout their social media channels at 4pm on New 12 months’s Eve.
The video will include a bunch of 2020 constructive highlights, from Clap For Our Carers and Black Lives Matter motion to Marcus Rashford’s Fare Share drive and Sir Captain Tom Moore’s 100 laps amongst others.
Can I set off fireworks at residence on New 12 months’s Eve?
Identical to in earlier years, you possibly can nonetheless maintain a firework show at residence – offering regular guidelines and Covid restrictions are utilized.
On New 12 months’s Eve, you’re allowed to let off fireworks after 11pm, however should cease at 1am.
As for coronavirus guidelines, all areas aside from the Isle of Scilly will likely be in Tier 3 or Tier 4 the place solely your family or these in your assist bubble can be a part of your own home firework show.
And until it’s an organised occasion by licensed professionals, you won’t be able to have a firework show on the road or in a public place.
Will Large Ben chime within the New 12 months?
If there may be one factor that won’t be altering from earlier years, it is Large Ben.
The historic London landmark will likely be chiming in 2021 on the stroke of midnight.