Liverpool director of public health Matt Ashton said it was “wonderful” to see the looks on people’s faces at The First Dance, hosted by club night Circus, in the city on Friday. Revellers, who all had to produce negative coronavirus tests, did not have to wear face coverings or social distance for the first time since before lockdown began. It is hoped the event, the first of two taking place on consecutive nights, will pave the way for clubs across the country to reopen their doors. Club-goers were seen hugging and kissing each other, with some sitting on others’ shoulders for a better view of the stage. A second night is being held on Saturday, headlined by Fatboy Slim.