The UK’s busiest landmarks and bustling streets lie almost deserted as residents stay indoors and many employees work from home to obey the British government’s lockdown directive.
The coronavirus pandemic has seen tourism take a massive hit, with fewer flights landing and many hotels closed.
And as the spring weather starts to warm the coast, even a family trip to the beach is discouraged by social distancing measures.
London’s bustling West End theatre district went dark earlier in the week to protect casts and audiences alike.
Public transport cuts have seen fewer services running, although rush hour in the capital has still seen packed Tube lines as key workers still need to commute.
The HSE have developed an information pack on how to protect yourself and others from coronavirus. Read it here
Anyone with symptoms of coronavirus who has been in close contact with a confirmed case in the last 14 days should isolate themselves from other people - this means going into a different, well-ventilated room alone, with a phone; phone their GP, or emergency department;
GPs Out of Hours services are not in a position to order testing for patients with normal cold and flu-like symptoms. HSELive is an information line and similarly not in a position to order testing for members of the public. The public is asked to reserve 112/999 for medical emergencies at all times.
ALONE has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Ireland. The support line will be open seven days a week, 8am-8pm, by calling 0818 222 024