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Bring your own cutlery and no gathering around the barbecue - how dinner parties could change

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Many hands: But the days of helping out and crowding around could be over now. Stock picture

Many hands: But the days of helping out and crowding around could be over now. Stock picture

Many hands: But the days of helping out and crowding around could be over now. Stock picture

We've all heard of 'bring your own bottle' but it seems some people are now packing their own cutlery for barbecues.

From today, we can meet up to six people from outside our household both indoors and outdoors for social gatherings as we enter phase two of the lifting of restrictions.

We are ready and willing to get socialising again after cabin fever has set in for many - but it's going to look somewhat different to what we were used to before the pandemic struck.