If the Euros facilitated a general reprieve from the logic of a socially distanced world, temporarily bringing back the thrum of life to our city centres, beer-soaked masses squeezing onto terraces, around bars and into the backrooms of pubs, then since the dénouement of the competition, it has reasserted itself with a great deal of ferocity. The government’s grand reopening – aka “Freedom Day” – is perversely set to solidify the practice of social distancing into next year at the very least via social pressure and the maintenance of the test and trace system.