Pictures show how Lowestoft life has changed under lockdown
- Credit: Mick Howes
Socially distanced strolls along the beach, exercising on the Southern Broads and deserted streets have provided a snapshot of what the latest lockdown looks like in Lowestoft.
These photographs taken in Pakefield, Lowestoft and Oulton Broad, show the continuing impact of coronavirus restrictions in a coastal town.
The images of almost deserted streets alongside a few people out heading out for their allotted daily exercise with strolls along the prom and beach.
Taken across Lowestoft last week, the images show others on the Broads, socially distanced queues at a coffee shop, a family walking down London Road North and businesses displaying customer notice signs stating that they are either "closed until further notice" or open for click and collect.
Speaking earlier this month, Steve Gallant, leader of East Suffolk Council, said that the next few weeks would be tough as he praised people for their resolve throughout the pandemic, adding: "We absolutely must follow the guidance laid down, to the letter, and do our bit to help slow the spread of the virus if we can."
However, it was reported this week that police were getting more calls from people losing patience with their neighbours or work colleagues who are persistently flouting Covid rules - with fixed penalty notices increasingly being used.