Kent took advantage of the spring sunshine with streets and spots on the coast continuing to welcome shoppers and tourists.
It’s been just under two weeks since non-essential retail, hair salons, nail bars and hotels were able to reopen.
The footage shows hundreds of people flocking to seaside entertainment and lining up for tables in pubs.
Despite the bright sunshine, temperatures in the county struggled to reach the mid-teens with a cool breeze sometimes adding a chilly feel.
But forecasters say the bright period will continue for a few days, with highs of 14c, before rain is expected on Wednesday.
While traders will be delighted to see the return of customers, some have expressed concern about the lack of social distancing.
A visitor from Dymchurch said today: “It was teeming. I haven’t seen such cheek-to-cheek people throughout the pandemic.
“There were hundreds and hundreds of people in that small space, massive crowds, no social distancing, it was a surprise to see.
“We wouldn’t have been in the room with so many people, it didn’t seem safe to us.”
During this time, many people also took advantage of the sunny weather in Rochester.
Dozens flocked to stores while others took advantage of the rule of six at the pub.
Long lines could be seen outside one of the city’s most popular liquors, the Ye Arrow in Boley Hill.
Current government guidelines state that you should always stay two meters from anyone who is not in your household or the supportive bubble, or one meter with additional protection such as a face shield, if two meters are not. possible.
The current rule of six only applies outdoors, and hospitality venues must provide table service for eating and drinking outdoors.
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