EXCITED revellers queued at midnight in Reading for the reopening of nightclubs to celebrate Freedom Day.

Dozens of people lined up outside Q Club last night after waiting since March last year to dance the night away again.

People were allowed to party again without being required to provide Covid passports or negative Covid test results.

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Face masks are also no longer legally required, and with social distancing rules shelved, there are no limits on people attending.

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The club in Friar Street flung its doors open on the stroke of midnight with videos capturing the very moment they raced to the dance floor.

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Today (Monday, July 19) marks Freedom Day which saw nightclubs officially open their doors despite warnings from Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty about the rise in Covid-19 infections.

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The UK recorded 54,674 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday — its highest daily number since January. However, deaths from the disease have stayed comparatively low.