Some 38% of people in the UK said they were more likely to avoid crowds in the future than they were before the pandemic began, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
We had a look back at when we were all happy to get up close and personal, and we've found they can look a little odd now:
The crowd gathers at the HMV store on Fishergate, Preston for the appearance of the Rock FM DJs in August 1998
Williams Fairey Brass Band plays Acid House at the Harris Museum, Preston, in April 2017
Promoter Rob Denwood and MC Lee Watson, both from Morecambe, with the crowd at the 'Dance Decades' event at Preston Guild Hall in 2016
The annual Lancashire Market on Friargate, Preston, attracted a bumper crowd over the Easter weekend of Saturday March 26, 2016.