For the first time since March, pubs, hairdressers, barbers, restaurants and hotels have been able to welcome customers through their doors.
It has been dubbed “Super Saturday” because people all over Kent were expecting to crowd the pubs.
Until now, friends and families could only meet outside, so today they would bring much joy to those who were waiting to visit their favorite place to drink with their friends and loved ones.
There have been queues outside the pubs as people sit for their first pint in public for some time.
Around Kent, police patrols have ensured that visiting places are following current guidelines.
Hospitality staff should have worn PPE when returning to work to ensure their safety and that of customers.
Together with PPE, pubs and restaurants had to space the tables at least one meter away and installed screens at anchor points to help stop the transmission of the coronavirus.
The Monument pub in Whitstable, run by Sarah Handler, also checked guests’ temperatures on arrival.
It has been four long months without being able to visit our favorite pubs and restaurants, but life seems to be slowly returning to normal.
The Wetherspoons across the county have been a particular favorite for those who have sought their first pint in a pub since the start of the block.
The pubs opened at 6 today (July 4) and many had visited their favorite place to drink before noon.
Take a look at the images below to see what Kent pubs looked like on the first day of reopening.