Despite fears of a "party weekend" from the Chair of the Police Federation, Andover was having a socially responsible night out on Saturday.

John Apter said: “There is a real risk some members of the public will take advantage of the current situation and treat this weekend as a party weekend ahead of the tighter restrictions being introduced on Monday [September 14]. 

“Alcohol and warm weather are not a good combination at the best of times. Using the current situation as an opportunity and excuse to party would be incredibly irresponsible and put pressure not only on policing, but potentially on the ambulance service and NHS. 

“We are in the grip of a deadly pandemic and we have seen cases increasing over recent weeks. Policing is under pressure like never before, but my colleagues will give enforcement notices if they feel it’s appropriate, and we make no apology for doing so.”

In Andover, there were no riotous festivities, just people having a good time while staying safe.

There was no sign of the police, or the Covid marshals who are meant to enforce social distancing, but the venues were leading the way in putting social distancing at the heart of the modern night out.

Take a look at the last night out before the 'rule of six' comes into effect on Monday, and how well Andover did it.