How to stay home: Lincoln streets empty amid lockdown

Lincoln’s coronavirus lockdown measures have resulted in eerily quiet scenes across the city, with people appearing to finally take lockdown seriously.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged people to only leave their houses for essential work and supply runs, and for distanced exercise once a day, in his COVID-19 announcement on Monday, March 23.

Lincoln’s bailgate looking quiet under lockdown. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The castle won’t be having many visitors today. Photo: Steve Smailes

Lincoln’s biggest attraction, the cathedral, looking lonely. Photo: Steve Smailes

Once voted Britain’s best street, Steep Hill isn’t busy today. Photo: Steve Smailes

Even the supermarkets are now feeling the effects of self-isolation.

Any toilet roll? Tesco car park close to empty. Photo: Steve Smailes

More shops closing around the city. Photo: Steve Smailes

Lincoln’s roads tend to be very congested during rush hour, but that isn’t the case today.

Typically a busy street, Wragby Road was peaceful this morning. Photo: Steve Smailes

Wonder if this will go ahead? Photo: Steve Smailes

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