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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – 26/03/2020

Cars Are Crucial for Social Distancing

As Covid19 lockdown measures are slowly relaxed around the UK, drivers will be looking forward to taking their cars back out for a spin on the road again over the coming months.

It seems new and used cars will play a big role in social distancing as we adapt to a new way of life outside of lockdown.

Social Distancing Cars

To get the economy moving the government has recently allowed certain industries to get back to work, and anyone working for those companies that cannot work from home; can now go back to work again if safe to do so.

However, to maintain social distancing in and outside of the workplace, the official advice is to either walk, cycle, or drive a vehicle to work instead of using public transport.

Some businesses like supermarkets and insurance policy providers have continued trading during the lockdown period, but many industry sectors like hospitality and parts of the motor trade still have lockdown measures in place.

While the government and businesses still in lockdown plan how to safely get their doors back open for business, one company is offering a solution for customers to once again safely enjoy the cinema, bingo, silent discos and stand-up comedy all in a social distance-friendly setting.

Guests can even order American diner-style snacks from an app on their phone and have waiters on roller-skates deliver their food, all in accordance with UK government guidelines.

A 1950s-inspired drive-in cinema will tour the UK offering an unexpected trip to the pictures during the pandemic. @TheDriveIn pop-up screens will first appear in London during July, before moving on to many other cities that include Birmingham, Newcastle and Manchester until September.

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Cars will be parked over two metres apart for social distancing and entry will be carried out by a vehicle number plate recognition system, so no interaction between staff and customer is necessary.

Toilet facilities and strict hygiene measures in line with government guidelines will ensure a safe environment, offering an innovative opportunity to bring back a few hours of normal life.

Using a radio transmission kit, the sound will be broadcast straight to your car’s radio system with a giant LED screen providing a quality visual experience.

Tickets will cost £35 per car, ten tickets per screening will be given to NHS and care worker staff as a gesture of goodwill from the organisers.

Screens will play six films per day, with eighties classics and family favourites all to be enjoyed from the comfort of your very own vehicle.

Event organiser Mr Crofton said: “We are incredibly excited to bring our modern day version on the classic drive-in to the UK this summer.”

As lockdown measures start to relax, we will all certainly miss hearing all about the unusual excuse’s motorists have been giving the police for hitting the road during these strange times.