Police share photo of 'deserted' M62 during UK coronavirus lockdown

West Yorkshire Police have shared a photo of a "deserted" M62 during the UK coronavirus lockdown.

Monday, 20th April 2020, 10:43 am

The picture, shared by the Roads Policing Unit, shows the M62 at Scammonden, near Huddersfield on Sunday, April 19.

Only three vehicles can be seen on the usually busy motorway.

Officers from the RPU team said: "M62 at earlier today. Great to see it so deserted and people staying at home. #StayHomeSaveLives."

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Lockdown restrictions mean people should only leave their home for the following four reasons:

- Infrequent shopping for basic necessities, such as food or medicine. People should use delivery services where they can

- One form of exercise per day, either alone or with people you live with

West Yorkshire Police shared this photo of the M62 during the coronavirus lockdown.

- For a medical need, such as a doctor or hospital visit, or to take care of the vulnerable

- To go to work, but only if this cannot be done from home

Shops that are permitted to stay open include supermarkets and other food shops, health shops, pharmacies, petrol stations, bicycle shops, home and hardware shops, launderettes and dry cleaners, garages, car rentals, pet shops, corner shops, newsagents, post offices and banks.

Parks will also remain open for exercise, but playgrounds and outdoor gym spaces will now be closed.