28th April 2020
“The general public have got the message at last.
This is Brighton’s main beach like I’ve never seen before. Taken mid-afternoon on a hot and sunny April day in the middle of a world-wide pandemic.
Such a total contrast to the weekend of 21/22nd March when the public ignored the governments advice to ‘stay home and save lives’ and to practice ‘social distancing’. Instead they flocked to the beaches, the parks, the lakes and all other leisure places. The following day, the 23rd March, the government announced the UK was to go into lockdown at midnight.”
Text and photo from Chris Barbara’s photo album on flickr: A New Day in a New World