BRITS rush to get a haircut and stock up on "emergency wine" in amusing memes as the country prepares for a second national lockdown.
Social media users shared gags about terrible trims and desperate booze runs ahead of another shutdown next week.Brits joked about getting a haircut in before another lockdown next weekCredit: Twitter Others said they were stocking up on wine before the announcement of another shutdownCredit: Twitter Brits joked about panic-buying loo roll, which left supermarket aisles empty in MarchCredit: Twitter Other Brits joked about the mental health impact of another lockdownCredit: Twitter Brits joked about a shortage of loo roll as panic-buyers left shelves emptyCredit: Twitter
The Sun reported last night that the UK will be plunged back into lockdown as soon as Wednesday, after scientific advisers presented the government with "grim data" on the second wave.
The curbs, which would see everything closed except essential shops and educational settings, could be introduced on Wednesday and remain in place until December 1.
But Brits were quick to bemoan the decision on Twitter and joked about another month of lockdown life - including loo roll shortages, home haircut disasters and Zoom pub quizzes.
One wrote: "Lockdown 2… guess I got to get that last haircut again."
Another said: "Desperately need to get my hair cut before lockdown 2 begins otherwise I'll end up like chewbacca #Lockdown2."
Other Brits rushed to get the booze in before the closure of pubs across the nation.
One posted: "I KNEW it was a bad idea to drink my "emergency lockdown wine" last week. BLOODY KNEW IT."
And user Deborah Henry added: "Another lockdown looming? Send coffee, chocolate and wine. Please and thank you."
Some fretted about running out of loo roll after panic buying left supermarket shelves empty last March.
One gagged: "Thoughts and prayers with all in the UK trying to buy toilet roll today #Lockdown2."Some shared their top survival tips for another lockdownCredit: Twitter Some introverts weren't as phased by the new lockdown Credit: Twitter The prospect of another lockdown brought back memories of March for many social media usersCredit: Twitter Some joked that a new shutdown would spark a comeback for video call app HousePartyCredit: Twitter
It comes as No10 was warned that deaths from the virus could peak just before Christmas, with a "massive spike" on Christmas eve.
Crucially, the projections predict NHS beds will become overwhelmed with Covid patients.
Government medics have warned that some hospitals may not even have enough staff to cope with the extra patients on top of the normal winter strains on the NHS.
Pubs, bars and restaurants face being closed for weeks under the clampdown — which the Government is determined to avoid calling a new lockdown.
There is an ongoing debate within Whitehall over whether to impose national restrictions or toughen up local measures.Others joked about Dominic Cummings who allegedly flouted lockdown rules in the SpringCredit: Twitter Brits shared the memes ahead of another lockdown, which could be announced on WednesdayCredit: Twitter Some shared memes about Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin encouraging Brits to drink in lockdownCredit: Twitter
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