THIS YEAR has been devastated by coronavirus with Covid restrictions and social distancing guidelines which means seeing 2021 in shall be completely different to regular.
One of many highlights to the New 12 months Eve celebrations is the London fireworks present with hundreds 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 encompassing banks to witness the present.
However because of the 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 shall 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 indicate off our nice metropolis to the remainder of the world.
“Our present this yr shall be distinctive – you may solely be capable of watch from, on the BBC.”
In the meantime, to interchange the cancelled London Eye present, there shall be a pre-recorded gentle present video launched throughout their social media channels at 4pm on New 12 months’s Eve.
The video will comprise a bunch of 2020 optimistic 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 might be allowed to let off fireworks after 11pm, however should cease at 1am.
As for coronavirus guidelines, all areas aside from the Isle of Scilly shall be in Tier 3 or Tier 4 the place solely your family or these in your help bubble can be part of your private home firework show.
And except 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 Huge Ben chime within the New 12 months?
If there’s one factor that won’t be altering from earlier years, it is Huge Ben.
The historic London landmark shall be chiming in 2021 on the stroke of midnight.