European highschoolers dance masked, back-to-back at school dance to adhere to COVID-19 social distancing

Highschoolers dancing back to back
Many have praised the creative alternative, while others have ridiculed it. Photo credit: Twitter.

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, throughout 2020 we've had to adapt and change the way we do a lot of things - turning to homeschooling, Zoom meetings and virtual parties to get through the week. 

But now that much of the world is hesitantly allowing gatherings again post-lockdown, we've once again had to adjust the way we have contact and socialise with others. 

One European high school has clearly taken things to a whole new level, not letting a little thing like a pandemic get in the way of the school dance. 

A video has surfaced online of students in the Czech Republic slow-dancing back-to-back, with linked arms while wearing masks. 

The man filming the video can be seen shaking his head at the camera, before returning to film the students. 

"Society has entered self-destruction mode," the original tweeter captioned the video, but others online praised the creative way of staying safe while still having contact. 

It's not the first creative attempt at a prom to hit headlines. Earlier this year in the thick of the pandemic, one US high school hosted a "virtual prom" which allowed more than 500 seniors to participate in the rite of passage - albeit remotely.