Lorraine Kelly admits she ‘could have cried’ after seeing rallies after easing lockdown

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Lorraine Kelly admitted she ‘could have cried’ after seeing mass rallies this week following the loosening of lockdown restrictions on Monday.

Speaking at her ITV chat show on Thursday, the 61-year-old Scottish presenter encouraged viewers to ‘be sensible’ as she complained about people meeting in large crowds.

Revelers made the most of their newfound freedom this week after coronavirus restrictions were partially lifted Monday, allowing up to six people or two households of any size to meet outside.

Emotional: Lorraine Kelly admitted she 'could have cried' after seeing mass rallies this week after loosening lockdown restrictions on Monday

Emotional: Lorraine Kelly admitted she ‘could have cried’ after seeing mass rallies this week after loosening lockdown restrictions on Monday

Lorraine spoke to Dr. Hilary, who is in charge of the “Let’s Take This Next Step Safely” campaign, which is currently running on TV and radio.

Speaking this week about thousands flocking to beaches and parks during the country’s heatwave, the TV doctor said, “ When we see those massive gatherings … ”

To which Lorraine admitted, ‘Oh, no, I could have cried. People are sensible please listen to Dr. Hilary and be sensible. ‘

Brits enjoyed a drink in the sun this week when the nation raised the glass for loosening lockdown restrictions.

Heatwave: Revelers made the most of their newfound freedom this week after coronavirus restrictions were partially lifted Monday, allowing up to six people or two households of any size to gather outside (Primrose Hill, London, pictured Tuesday)

Heatwave: Revelers made the most of their newfound freedom this week after coronavirus restrictions were partially lifted Monday, allowing up to six people or two households of any size to gather outside (Primrose Hill, London, pictured Tuesday)

Heatwave: Revelers made the most of their newfound freedom this week after coronavirus restrictions were partially lifted Monday, allowing up to six people or two households of any size to gather outside (Primrose Hill, London, pictured Tuesday)

'Folks, be sensible, please!': Lorraine, 61, spoke to Dr. Hilary, pictured, who is in charge of the government's 'Let's Take This Next Step Safely' campaign, which is currently airing on TV and radio

'Folks, be sensible, please!': Lorraine, 61, spoke to Dr. Hilary, pictured, who is in charge of the government's 'Let's Take This Next Step Safely' campaign, which is currently airing on TV and radio

‘Folks, be sensible, please!’: Lorraine, 61, spoke to Dr. Hilary, pictured, who is in charge of the government’s ‘Let’s Take This Next Step Safely’ campaign, which is currently airing on TV and radio

It came when Boris Johnson warned the British ‘don’t risk the progress we have made’ as he said it was ‘essential’ to continue to comply with social distancing rules as the police pledged to keep tackling major rallies.

On Wednesday, violent skirmishes broke out in the street while thousands of people went out to celebrate the hottest day of the year yet.

So what can you do in England?

END TO STAY AT HOME MESSAGE

People will still be encouraged to stay local unless they visit a family member who is isolated. The work from home message still applies

MEETINGS OUTSIDE

Groups of up to six people from different households or two full households can meet outside, including private gardens

SPORT

Outdoor facilities can reopen – such as tennis and basketball courts; golf courses; and outdoor pools. Organized grassroots sports, such as football, are returning for children and adults

MARRIAGES

Rule of ‘exceptional circumstances’ is lifted for weddings.

Before March 29, Britons could only consider booking a marriage or registered partnership in exceptional circumstances.

This may be the case, for example, if you or your partner are seriously ill and are not expected to recover, or if you need to undergo grueling treatment or major surgery.

This rule no longer applies, meaning that weddings – which must be limited to six people – are open to everyone

Dr. Hilary leads the government’s “Let’s Take This Next Step Safely” campaign, which is currently running on TV and radio.

The big campaign reminds the public to obey the rules and stay out when meeting others to help reduce the spread of Covid-19.

It encourages people to remember the message ‘Hands, face, space and fresh air’ and resist the temptation to embrace people who are not in the same household or bubble.

The campaign also tells Britons to have the courage to say ‘no’ if someone tries to trick them into breaking the rules.

Ministers are concerned that people will see the relaxation of the lockdown as an excuse to hold meetings indoors, even if it will not be allowed until May.

Revelers made the most of their newfound freedom this week after coronavirus restrictions were partially lifted Monday, allowing up to six people or two households of any size to meet outside.

But many threw caution to the wind, with hundreds enjoying a sunset party on Brighton beach, while the seafront, parks and boardwalks were packed in Leeds, Sheffield, Nottingham, Birmingham and London.

The biggest crowds seemed to be at Woodhouse Moor in Leeds, where hundreds of people gathered – and West Yorkshire police warned they would ‘disperse groups of more than six people – with fines where appropriate’.

A cleanup began in parks and beaches after people left piles of trash, including disposable barbecues, beer cans and takeout boxes on what was the hottest March day in Britain in 53 years earlier this week.

It comes after the prime minister said he hoped people would take advantage of the ‘nice weather’ to play sports or exercise, while also stressing that the country still needs to be ‘careful’.

Despite cases, hospitalizations and deaths, all of which have fallen to a six-month low thanks to the vaccine rollout, ministers are concerned that infections could reoccur if people are too arrogant.

Angry: Lorraine said at the mass rallies, “Oh no, I could have cried.  People are sensible please listen to Dr. Hilary and be sensible.  '

Angry: Lorraine said at the mass rallies, “Oh no, I could have cried.  People are sensible please listen to Dr. Hilary and be sensible.  '

Angry: Lorraine said at the mass rallies, “Oh no, I could have cried. People are sensible please listen to Dr. Hilary and be sensible. ‘

But Edinburgh University Professor Mark Woolhouse warned last month that crowded beaches don’t spread Covid-19, saying it was clear that most of the transmission has taken place indoors.

Earlier this week, South West London’s Kew Gardens saw temperatures of 76.1F (24.5C), while temperatures reached similar levels in southern and eastern areas with peaks of at least 73F (23C) in many places.

But they are likely to drop to 52F (11C) on Good Friday – before more average conditions for the time of year and even snow in North Wales and Northern England by Easter Monday.

Beach Visits: Brits enjoyed a drink in the sun this week as the nation raised its glass to ease lockdown restrictions (Barry Island, Wales, photo)

Beach Visits: Brits enjoyed a drink in the sun this week as the nation raised its glass to ease lockdown restrictions (Barry Island, Wales, photo)

Beach Visits: Brits enjoyed a drink in the sun this week as the nation raised its glass to ease lockdown restrictions (Barry Island, Wales, photo)