Britons across the nation are continuing to flout social distancing guidelines as the country tries to control the surge in coronavirus cases which has now hit 84,279.
With temperatures soaring to 73F in parts of the UK today, sun-soaked parks and beaches were once again filling up with people flouting lockdown rules by sunbathing – as councils were forced to shut cemeteries to stop Easter mourners gathering to lay flowers.
Mail Online reports: “Today shocking pictures revealed sunbathers lounging in London’s Victoria Park, which only reopened its gates yesterday after being closed for two weeks to deter those breaching the government’s social distancing measures, sunbathing in Battersea Park and gathering at Beachy Head in East Sussex.
“Meanwhile in Torquay, a family were caught by police and fined for driving nearly 200 miles to go fishing, despite restrictions in place due to coronavirus, Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed.
One covidiot on a dirt bike was filmed goading a cycling policeman chasing him in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, on Friday afternoon while the coastguard at Brighton pier found a scuba diver fishing.
“The scenes come after police officers were forced to stage an intervention after a huge house party overflowing with lockdown rebels sprung up at a property in Stockton, Durham.
“Around two dozen officers were required to attend, along with four paramedics as the illegal gathering spiralled out of control.
“Despite politicians and nurses repeatedly pleading with the country to stay indoors and protect the NHS, the spring heatwave has seen a small group of people, now being referred to online as #Covidiots, continue to ignore advice.”