WATCH: Town left empty as people adhere to lockdown

The normally full carpark in Commercial Road now almost empty during the Coronavirus lockdown in Der

The normally full carpark in Commercial Road now almost empty during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

People living in Dereham have been following government guidelines and staying inside during the coronavirus lockdown.

The queue for the pharmacy during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The queue for the pharmacy during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

What is normally a town of shoppers, workers and school children has been left virtually empty as locals adhere to a national lockdown.

Our video team have taken to the streets of Dereham to show just how quiet the town is.

The public have been advised to only leave their homes for essential food shops, an hours exercise close to home or trips to get medication.

This week, the government is set to reassess its lockdown measures and reveal the nation’s next step in its response to the Covid-19 outbreak, with the expectation being that the period will be extended beyond the end of the week.

A queue for Morrisons during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A queue for Morrisons during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

In yesterday’s media briefing on the outbreak, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has suggested “it is still far too early” to talk about easing lockdown measures in the UK.

A queue for Morrisons during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A queue for Morrisons during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

A queue for Morrisons during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A queue for Morrisons during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Morrisons' fenced off area for the queues during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENIS

Morrisons' fenced off area for the queues during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Morrisons' fenced off area for the queues during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENIS

Morrisons' fenced off area for the queues during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Coronavirus signs as St Nicholas Church and office closes during the lockdown in Dereham. Picture: D

Coronavirus signs as St Nicholas Church and office closes during the lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Empty benches during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Empty benches during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Quiet streets during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Quiet streets during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Quiet streets during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Quiet streets during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Quiet streets during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Quiet streets during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

A taxi driver wearing a mask during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A taxi driver wearing a mask during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Quiet streets during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Quiet streets during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Quiet streets during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Quiet streets during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Quiet streets during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Quiet streets during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Quiet streets during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Quiet streets during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Quiet streets during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Quiet streets during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Quiet streets during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Quiet streets during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Quiet streets during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Quiet streets during the Coronavirus lockdown in Dereham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020


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