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Omicron: Revellers get into festive spirit at Winter Wonderland amid fears over Christmas parties

Added 12-03-21 02:36:02pm EST - “Pictures showed jubilant Londoners bundled up in coats and scarfs as they braced the crisp temperatures to enjoy the food, drink and festivities at Winter Wonderland amid Omicron concerns.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Omicron: Revellers get into festive spirit at Winter Wonderland”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Revellers have flocked to Winter Wonderland to get into the festive spirit after one of No10's scientific advisers warned he 'wouldn't feel safe' going to a Christmas party amid fears of an incoming Omicron wave.

Crowds of Britons started the first weekend of December by heading to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London, on Friday afternoon amid fears that the new Omicron variant could see tighter Covid restrictions brought into force, despite Tory Party chairman Oliver Dowden insisting people should 'keep calm and carry on'.

Pictures showed jubilant Londoners bundled up in coats and scarfs as they braced the crisp temperatures to enjoy the fairground rides and festivities at the annual ticketed event as the Government's stance on festive get-togethers becomes increasingly muddled.

There has been 48 hours of mixed messaging from Government ministers which has led to many major firms -  including the NHS and banks - calling off their annual festive celebrations, despite the Prime Minister insisting Christmas dos can go ahead. 

Government departments have been cancelling Christmas parties or holding them online - with the Department for Education calling off its annual talent show which was due to take place in person and be streamed for those working from home.

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