PUBS, cafes, restaurants and hairdressers opened yesterday after months of closure amid the coronavirus lockdown.

Bad weather cast a shadow over what had been billed as ‘Super Saturday’, but many people were still out and about, getting haircuts, dining, shopping and drinking.

These ten photos offer a taste of Southend this weekend as the restrictions eased.

Basildon Standard: Anthony Tomassi and his team at Tomassi's in Southend High StreetAnthony Tomassi and his team at Tomassi's in Southend High Street

Basildon Standard: Adventure Island crew -- respecting safety and social distanceAdventure Island crew -- respecting safety and social distance

Basildon Standard: Sanitiser stations at Adventure IslandSanitiser stations at Adventure Island

Basildon Standard: Open for business - Garry Lowen at Gleneagles guest house and tea roomsOpen for business - Garry Lowen at Gleneagles guest house and tea rooms

Basildon Standard: John Joseph, at Star Amusements in Southend who has developed a QR code to help test and traceJohn Joseph, at Star Amusements in Southend who has developed a QR code to help test and trace

Basildon Standard: The scene outside Wetherspoons' The Last Post in SouthendThe scene outside Wetherspoons' The Last Post in Southend

Basildon Standard: Good-natured - the Borough Hotel in SouthendGood-natured - the Borough Hotel in Southend

Basildon Standard: The queue at Cex in SouthendThe queue at Cex in Southend

Basildon Standard: Safety - all the measures in place at Adventure IslandSafety - all the measures in place at Adventure Island

Basildon Standard: Stylers salon in SouthendStylers salon in Southend