We may be far from jumping together in a swimming pool, or we may need giant rubber rings to keep us two meters away.
But at least we can dream that we can still soak a toe before the end of the summer.
For the good old British lido, it has experienced a revitalizing revival over the past ten years.
We are all crazy to come down from the park and cool off in these old outdoor pools that survived the recession and the war, and which have now often been restored by volunteers.
If we can't go on vacation this year, it may be a pleasure to wait again.
Judith Ozkan takes a look at some of the main lidos. . .
Jubilee Park, Woodhall Spa, Lincs
The city's liquid assets were first discovered by accident in Victorian times, when a mining company discovered a mineral spring during its explorations and a seaside resort saw the day.
The lido sits on ten acres of landscaped parkland which also houses a campsite and caravan, as well as traditional activities such as bowling, tennis and putting.
With its water heated to a roast of 29 degrees, the popular lido dates back to the 1930s and has been run by an independent charity since 2014, after undergoing a makeover of £ 700,000.
For details, visit the operator's website jubileeparkwoodhallspa.co.uk.
Brockwell Lido, South London
An Olympic megalido which, like Brockwell Lido in south London, offers an oasis of freshness to city dwellers.
The 50-foot unheated pool is open year-round and was the birthplace of a winter swimming club, the Brockwell Icicles, which are known to break the ice for swimming on the coldest days.
The lido opened in 1937, at the top of Britain's love story with outdoor swimming.
During summer and public weekends, it gets crowded when bettors flock to the terraces.
It is also popular with families and fitness enthusiasts who take advantage of swimming lessons and workouts. Watch fusion lifestyle.com
City Baths, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
The former 'spa for the stars', as was popular with artists visiting the adjacent town hall, the baths have survived through thick and thin.
Following the sudden closure of their favorite swimming and sports center, a group of users gathered to save and restore the site, located in an impressive building in the heart of the city.
As a result, the old baths in Newcastle Northumberland, which were originally opened in 1928, have been transformed.
After a multi-million pound renovation, there is now a refurbished pool, pod-style gym, wellness suite, café, luxury spa, and one of the few Turkish baths in activity in the UK.
Saltido Lido, East Sussex
This 1930s art deco beauty was inspired by a luxury liner, and the residents who restored it in 2017 saved it from demolition.
A grade II white building revolves around a crescent shaped swimming pool with a classic fountain. A traditional cafeteria, a library and an art-deco ballroom are planned.
Western Baths, Glasgow
If you are having fun swinging on a trapeze or propelling yourself through the pool with the rings, this is for you.
Founded in 1876, it is now a private club. But visit the open houses to admire the Venetian style architecture, vintage gym equipment, the original Turkish baths and the swimming pool.
To visit thewesternbaths.co.uk.
Hinksey Pool, Oxford
Ten minutes from downtown, the freeform pool started operating in 1934 when the city's water facilities closed.
It was created from the works' old filter beds and has a cascading fountain, a separate family entertainment area and a poolside cafe.
It organizes school holidays and offers a course program for children. Watch fusion-lifestyle.com.
Bramley Baths, Leeds
The city's only Edwardian public baths were opened in 1904 to allow locals to swim and use Russian steam baths.
It has a gym and swimming pool and organizes events.
Its brick fireplace is a local landmark and the interior of the listed building is made of dark wood and stained glass. The original oak locker also remains. Watchbramleybaths.com.
Hathersage Pool, Sheffield
You might be surprised to find an outdoor pool on the moors above the city, but it was thanks to former wealthy resident George Lawrence, who made razor blades.
The swimming pool, with music kiosk, sun terrace, lawn and cafeteria, opened in 1935 and remains popular, especially for night swimming during the summer solstice. Watch hathersageswimmingpool.co.uk.
The city of Worcestershire is built on huge reserves of rock salt, which makes its lido ten times saltier than normal sea water and a close rival to the Dead Sea in Israel.
The Art Deco lido was built in 1935 in the center of a green park. It closed in 2000, but residents voted 98% to reopen it in 2005.
For more details, see wychavonleisure.co.uk.
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Manchester Water Palace
WINNER of the BBC's restoration program in 2003, the Victoria Baths Edwardian Water Palace has returned to its peak.
Home to three swimming pools and a Turkish bath complex, it has become popular as a wedding and filming location for series including Peaky Blinders.
For more details, see victoriabaths.org.uk.