Pictures show large groups on Woodhouse Moor enjoying Leeds sunshine as angry residents complain

Leeds residents have complained after large groups of people were spotted enjoying the Leeds sunshine on Woodhouse Moor.

Saturday, 27th February 2021, 5:45 pm
Updated Saturday, 27th February 2021, 5:46 pm
Woodhouse Moor, Leeds (photos: Lydia Westerman and Alison Mcneil)

Leeds residents have taken to Twitter to express their anger after large groups of people were seen to be enjoying the sun in the Hyde Park area on Friday.

Pictures show people walking or sitting on the Moor - in groups.

Under current coronavirus restrictions, it is against the law to meet socially with family or friends unless they are part of your household or support bubble.

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People should minimise time spent outside the home, and can meet up with one other person for exercise only once per day - remaining at a two metre distance apart.

One Twitter user dubbed the popularity of Woodhouse Moor as 'Coronafest '21' and tweeted: "OK seriously.

"People are pathetic.

"Absolute idiots.

photo: Lydia Westerman

"Coronafest '21"

Another reiterated that lockdown is not yet over. They tweeted: "Lockdown is not over.

"This area needs a constant Police presence."

One person said the Moor was also busy today (Saturday) and questioned the level of social distancing that was taking place.

They tweeted: "Busy on Woodhouse Moor when I ran through... social distancing much?"

And it seems Woodhouse Moor is not the only rammed park this weekend, as a Leeds resident took to Twitter to say Roundhay Park today was 'like a Bank Holiday' and it was 'absolutely rammed with massive queues of cars going in and out'.

They posted: "Seen a few tweets about Woodhouse Moor being busy, well I’ve just cycled through Roundhay Park and it’s like a Bank Holiday absolutely rammed massive queues of cars going in and out... #whatlockdown."

Under the Government's lockdown roadmap, the initial date of March 29 has been set for when people will be allowed to meet up in groups of six or from two households outdoors.

It is only at this point that people will no longer legally be required to stay at home.