On Monday 23rd March the United Kingdom went into full lockdown as the British Government attempted to contain the spiralling number of coronavirus cases that have emerged in the country. The population of the UK have been told to stay at home unless for one of four reasons, to exercise once a day, for medical reasons, to provide care to a person in need and do travel to and from work.
These images show the extent that the people of Nottingham have listened. Photographs taken on a sunny Thursday afternoon on the 26th of March, a usually bustling time of day for the City Centre, with barely a soul in sight.
Market Square is widely known as the busiest part of Nottingham City Centre, often home to events such as the Nottingham Beach, the big Ferris Wheel and many types of markets, here it’s pictured almost completely empty.
Some residents of Nottingham have chosen to use their once daily exercise by taking a walk into town.
The majority of the people at Market Square are the still hard working Deliveroo riders, saving the public and food businesses by delivering all the best food and meals still available from local closed restaurants and cafes.
Thank you to everyone for doing their bit and staying home to help keep the public safe and relieve the pressure on our beloved NHS.
Photographs taken by Dani Bacon, Editor of Nottingham Local News.