After a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, months of lockdowns, tier systems and restrictions, we are all hopeful that things will get back to normal by the summer. Whilst the government has staggered its roadmap to minimise risk of even more deaths and setbacks, there finally seems to be a light at the end of this dark tunnel.
We are catching up with some of the people behind Sheffield’s independents to find out what they are looking forward to the most.
This week we spoke to This Is Sheffield’s Matt.
Hi, how have you found the past twelve months? What have you missed the most?
Weird. Weird on so many levels. Weird how adaptable we are. How natural it has been from a life of going out a few times a week to not speaking/seeing anybody for days. Weird trying to figure on what this normal life is as it has been constantly changing, we’ll probably adapt back to the old normal within days of restrictions being lifted.
I miss having small talk ready for when I bump into people, the whole ‘What have you been up to?’ has been pretty pointless. Also miss a freshly pulled pint of cask in a pub, a can at home just doesn’t cut it.
Photo by Lindsay Melbourne
Check out when your favourite independents are planning to reopen here.