Busy roads, buyers line up at hardware stores, and guys play soccer in the park as the British tire of the coronavirus lockout

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The roads of Britain are busy this morning as buyers go to DIY stores, thousands of people begin to tire of the coronavirus lock.

Hundreds of people were seen lining up outside a B&Q store in Ashfield, Notts, with people eager to renovate while they stayed at home.

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 Hundreds of people were lining up outside the B&Q store in Ashfield, Notts this morning16
Hundreds of people were lining up outside the B&Q store in Ashfield, Notts this morningCredit: SWNS: South West News Service
 A group of men was photographed having a kickabout in a park in Southwark, when they should practice social distancing16
A group of men were photographed having a kickabout in a park in Southwark, when they should practice social distancingCredit: twitter.com/AnthonyRJoseph
 People line up outside busy Ashfield store today

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People line up outside Ashfield’s busy store todayCredit: SWNS: South West News Service

Others were seen buying plants and gardening tools from B&Q in Leeds while photos showed more cars on freeways this morning.

A group of boys ignored the rules of social distancing to play football at Southwark Park in London.

The image worried a minister who said there was a “risk” that people would start to ignore the rules.

MP Brandon Lewis has raised concerns that people are having trouble sticking to the lock after so many weeks locked inside.

RISK

He said, “I think there is always a risk when you do something like this, especially those who live alone, will have a hard time doing it.

“We have to look at the success we’ve had in smoothing this curve. We have already lost too many lives.

“When you follow the guidelines, when you stay at home, you do something directly and personally that not only helps the NHS, but saves lives. “

When you follow the guidelines, when you stay at home, you do something directly and personally that not only helps the NHS, but saves lives.

MP Brandon Lewis

The warm, sunny weather made locking the coronavirus even more difficult for the British, with a forecast hotter than Lanzerote today and tomorrow.

This raises fears that the temperature is too tempting for some as the weekend comes after five weeks of blockage inside.

Most of the country will appreciate the mild weather, with temperatures reaching 23 ° C in Wales and 18 ° C in Scotland.

HOT WEEKEND

The shocked journalist who saw the footballers at Burgess Park tweeted yesterday: ” No wonder Southwark is one of the hardest hit areas in London # COVID19.

“Go out for my walk to Burgess Park today and there are people out there sunbathing, drinking in a group and even a 6-a-side football game going on – the worst I’ve ever seen locked out. “

 Traffic increased on the A13 in Essex this morning16
Traffic increased on the A13 in Essex this morningCredit: Nick Obank – The Sun
 A graph presented at yesterday's press conference showed that traffic on British roads was starting to increase

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A graph presented at yesterday’s press conference showed that traffic on British roads was starting to increaseCredit: COBR
 A man celebrated St. George by visiting his local B&Q store in Leeds

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A man celebrated St. George by visiting his local B&Q store in LeedsCredit: SWNS: South West News Service
 Leeds man bought garden supplies during coronavirus lockout

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Leeds man bought garden supplies during coronavirus lockoutCredit: SWNS: South West News Service

As the death toll reached 18,000 yesterday, London’s Hyde Park was crowded with young Britons exercising, while a group of paramedics were seen enjoying a well-deserved break in the sun .

At the government press conference, it was announced that traffic on British roads began to increase during the lockdown.

The graphs show all of the peaks in motor vehicle traffic since yesterday – the first significant increase since April 14.

Builder Taylor Wimpey said he plans to resume work on his construction sites starting May 4, after ordering the closure of his sites, exhibition houses and sales centers in March.

Meanwhile, buyers at The Range in Southampton, Hants, were seen filling up on supplies yesterday – some that could be considered “nonessential” – to help keep them busy while they stay at the House.

Some buyers have brought cart loads of non-essential gardening materials, plants and compost to their cars as Britain basks in hot weather.


According to the rules to stop the spread of the virus, people can only leave their homes for a limited number of reasons:

  • Purchases for basic necessities, such as food and medicine, which should be as scarce as possible.
  • Some form of exercise per day, such as running, walking or biking – alone or with members of your household.
  • Any medical need, including to give blood, to avoid or escape the risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or help a vulnerable person.
  • Travel for business purposes, but only when you cannot work from home.

Chris Whitty admitted that lockouts will be needed until the end of the year to control the coronavirus – until a drug or vaccine is available.

The chief medical officer said that some form of the measures that Britain will have to put in place for a long time to ensure that the transmission rate does not increase and begin to

It was “totally unrealistic” to think that a return to normal life is possible anytime soon, said Whitty at the Downing Street press conference tonight.

There will be a “series of choices” and the ministers will decide on a mix of measures to try to return to a new normal.

The only “exit” from the lockout will be a vaccine or medication to treat the coronavirus, he said.

Strict social distancing measures introduced last month to help curb the spread of the deadly virus indicate that Britons should only leave their homes to buy “basic necessities” like food or medicine.

But there is some confusion as to what is a “reasonable excuse” to leave your house during the closure of Covid-19 in the UK.

END OF LOCKING DATE?

On March 23, Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered the closure of all “non-essential” stores while urging the British to stay at home to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

The government is now under pressure to explain to the British how and when the coronavirus lockout will end.

The cabinet would now be divided into “doves and hawks” on how and when to end the UK-wide shutdown, which is wreaking havoc on the economy.

Some ministers are said to be opposed to ending the lockdown too soon to avoid a second wave, while others want to lift it to avoid a more serious economic crisis.

And advice from senior police officials released last week on what is allowed has confused many people.

The National Council of Chiefs of Police (NPCC) and the College of Policing’s three-page document make “reasonable” excuses to leave the house.

They said that “buying paint and brushes just to redecorate a kitchen” was “probably not reasonable”.

But the board, which is to help the police interpret the locking rules, says buying “tools and supplies to fix a fence panel” is “probably reasonable.”

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 People lining up to enter B&Q in Plymouth - making vital repairs was deemed to be correct under the rules16
People lining up to enter B&Q in Plymouth – making vital repairs was deemed to be correct under the rulesCredit: SWNS: South West News Service
 Man loads garden supplies into car after hitting DIY store

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Man loads garden supplies into car after hitting DIY storeCredit: SWNS: South West News Service

The British are allowed to sit for a while to catch their breath or eat their lunch, but only if they take a long walk.

“A short walk to a park bench, when the person is seated for a much longer period” is not considered reasonable, according to the rules.

The new direction comes after overzealous police accusations against the British.

Downing Street has spoiled police tactics, saying stores are “free to sell what they have in stock” after Cambridge police officers patrolled “non-essential aisles” for buyers.

Police had to apologize after one of their officers told a family that they could not use their own garden.

Northamptonshire Chief Constable Nick Adderley was forced to back down after declaring that the police could “start” to “gather the supermarkets and check the items in baskets”.

He said the public had received a “three-week grace period” and said his force would impose fines and arrest those arrested outside for non-essential reasons.

He said, “At this point, we will not put up roadblocks.

“We will not begin, at this point, to gather the supermarkets and check the items in the baskets and carts to see if it is a necessary item.

“But don’t kid yourself, if people don’t heed the warnings and calls I make today, we’ll start doing it.” “

Interior Minister Priti Patel has repeatedly refused to give in to demands from police chiefs for even more power, saying earlier this week that they already have enough enforcement measures in place.

 Buyers line up at B&Q in Aberdeen after reopening today
Buyers line up at B&Q in Aberdeen after reopening todayCredit: Newsline Media Ltd
 Buyers were seen buying cart loads of non-essential items at The Range in Southampton
Buyers were seen buying cart loads of non-essential items at The Range in SouthamptonCredit: w8media
 Traffic on the M1 motorway in Leicester yesterday16
Traffic on the M1 motorway in Leicester yesterdayCredit: PA: Press Association
 Ambulance staff saw a well-deserved break at Hyde Park yesterday

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Ambulance staff saw a well-deserved break at Hyde Park yesterdayCredit: w8media
 Britons have been seen sunbathing in Hyde Park - and making sure they distance themselves

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The British were seen sunbathing in Hyde Park – and making sure they were taking social distancesCredit: w8media
 A young woman absorbed the rays at Hyde Park yesterday afternoon

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A young woman absorbed the rays at Hyde Park yesterday afternoonCredit: w8media
 Hyde Park was full of Britons seeking some fresh air during the lockdown

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Hyde Park was full of Britons seeking some fresh air during the lockdownCredit: w8media
 Woman bought soil and plants for gardening during lockout
Woman bought soil and plants for gardening during lockoutCredit: w8media

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