10 things you'll be glad to see the back of post Covid-19

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 19th June 2020

It's been a tough few months for everyone.

Since a new strand of Coronavirus first emerged in December 2019, our lives have been completely upheaved.

But, as the number of daily infections decreases and lockdown measures are gradually lifted, we asked ourselves what the markers of this time will be, years into the future, when we look back.

Many of them, I'm sure we can all agree, we'll be glad not to revisit. 

First up?

1 - Coronavirus hairdos

Blessed will be the day when haidressers can open again. There are probably more man buns in the world right now than when hot yoga became all the rage in San Fran. 

While wise men opted for the buzzcut...

... Others freestyled, to varying degrees of terrible results.


2 - Banana bread 

Remember when there was a shortage of flour, eggs and sugar, but every second post on your IG feed was someone's BEST EVER BANANA BREAD Recipe?


3 - Not knowing what day it is

Though we've all appreciated Simon Hulstone's daily Groundhog day posts, won't it be nice when Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays don't feel exactly the same? 


4 - Zoom everythings

Everybody likes an excuse to spend a day in their boxers, but the epidemic has had drastic consequences on what we perceive to be formal clothing... Like trousers, or socks


And just how much would we all do for pints in the pub with our friends?

But doing everything on Zoom hasn't all been bad, especially given that its virtual background functionality let's you do this...

And results in things like this:

5 - Socially distant queues

Gone are the days of just nipping to the shop for a pint of milk. Now all the spontaneity has been sucked out of shops...


6 - Excessive hygiene regimes

As hospitality professionals, we don't need telling how to properly wash our hands. But people have interpreted Public Health England's advice in different ways...

7 - The news being a primary form of entertainment

The Daily Press briefing was an important way of staying up to date on policy developments with regards to Coronavirus. But does anyone else miss comedy panel shows?

8 - No parties

Enough said.

9 - Fashionable face masks

When we remember the 70s for the flairs and corduroy trousers, and the 80s for vibrant colours, perms and shoulder pads, we'll look back at the 2020s as the era of haute-couture personal protective equipment...


10 - Famous people (and world leaders) suddenly becoming epidemiologists

This won't go down as one of civilisation's proudest moments:

Nor will this:

One thing we can look back on with pride is the love and dedication our national health service has shown in these trialling times, with medical staff putting their lives on the line to save ours. But maybe, just maybe, we'll learn to give them the recognition they deserve, and never let this happen again:


Or this:

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 19th June 2020

10 things you'll be glad to see the back of post Covid-19