In Pictures: The ‘new normal’ as markets and schools reopen and racing restarts

1 June 2020, 14:04

Lessons with reduced class sizes at a primary school in Norfolk
Coronavirus – Mon Jun 1, 2020. Picture: PA

An easing of lockdown restrictions in England has seen some pupils return to schools and queues form at stores.

Pupils have begun returning to school as lockdown restrictions were eased across England.

Outdoor markets and car showrooms have also started reopening, while the first horse racing event in months was being staged and pigeons took to the skies for a race over Yorkshire.

A pupil waits to head into school
Grace looks excited to be returning to school (Joe Giddens/PA)
Parents drop off children at school
Parents drop off children at Queen’s Hill Primary School in Norfolk (Joe Giddens/PA)
Lessons are taking place with reduced class sizes
Lessons are taking place with reduced class sizes (Joe Giddens/PA)
A pupil washes his hands
Reception pupil Braydon washes his hands whilst watching an electronic timer (Joe Giddens/PA)
Pupils in class
Pupils draw rainbows as they sit at separate desks at Hiltingbury Infant School in Hampshire (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
Pupils in class
Pupils sit at separate desks at Hiltingbury Infant School in Hampshire (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
Queue at Ikea shop
There was a big queue of people keen to shop at the Ikea store in Lakeside (Nick Ansell/PA)
Ikea store queue
The Ikea store reopened as part of a wider easing of lockdown restrictions in England (Nick Ansell/PA)
Car showroom forecourt
Staff at Arnold Clark in Liverpool walk past cars on the forecourt as showrooms opened for the first time since the lockdown in England (Peter Byrne/PA)
Signs at a car showroom in Liverpool
Signs at a car showroom in Liverpool (Peter Byrne/PA)
Camden Market
A woman and child walk through Camden Market in north London, which has reopened (Aaron Chown/PA)
A street cleaner at Camden Market
A street cleaner at Camden Market (Aaron Chown/PA)
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Two people wearing face coverings walk past a shop in Camden Market (Aaron Chown/PA)
Newcastle Races
Jockey Paul Mulrennan wears a face covering at Newcastle Racecourse as the sport resumed (Alan Crowhurst/PA)
Pigeon racing
Pigeon racing was the first sport to get under way (Jacob King (PA)
Racing pigeons are released
Thousands of birds belonging to members of the Barnsley Federation of Racing Pigeons (Jacob King/PA)
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John Greenshield holds one of his racing pigeons after it returned to his coop complex in Wombwell, South Yorkshire (Danny Lawson/PA)
Greyhound racing
Greyhounds line up to go out for the first race at Perry Barr Greyhound Stadium (David Davies/PA)
Greyhoung racing
A race at Perry Barr Greyhound Stadium (David Davies/PA)

By Press Association

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