Isolation street: Lincoln quiet with few shops still open

Lincoln High Street is feeling the full effects of self-isolation, with paths empty and shops closing everywhere you look. It’s a heart-wrenching sight for businesses impacted by the coronavirus crisis, but an encouraging one in light of the government’s social distancing advice.

Businesses all over the city centre are temporarily shutting doors amid the latest guidelines. People are being told to stay at home, and the government is under increasing pressure to increase restrictions on movement.

Lakeland won’t be supplying kitchen goods for a while. Photo: Ellis Karran for The Lincolnite

Milkshakes at home it is, Eskimoo has shut. Photo: Ellis Karran for The Lincolnite

Plenty of bars around Lincoln have acted on the latest news as well.

Saturday nights won’t be the same without Walkabout. Photo: Ellis Karran for The Lincolnite

Bars are promising they’ll be back soon. Photo: Ellis Karran for The Lincolnite

Plenty of stores have put notices in windows to remind customers that they can still shop online for their goods.

Might just have to stream your music with no HMV. Photo: Ellis Karran for The Lincolnite

The Works has shut its doors until further notice. Photo: Ellis Karran for The Lincolnite

At the time of writing this, coffee shops like Cafe Nero and Costa are remaining open but only for takeaway orders, with social distancing measures in place.

Cafe Nero will be takeaway orders only. Photo: Ellis Karran for The Lincolnite

Costa will also only serve takeaway coffee. Photo: Ellis Karran for The Lincolnite

The streets were a ghost town this afternoon, with there being not many shops open to choose from.

The usually busy St. Marks looking empty. Photo: Ellis Karran for The Lincolnite

High Street struggling for business this afternoon. Photo: Ellis Karran for The Lincolnite

More pigeons than people at the moment. Photo: Ellis Karran for The Lincolnite

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