THOSE who ignore social distancing advice during the coronavirus pandemic, including here in Worcestershire, have been described as 'very selfish' by the Health Secretary.

Although many stuck to Government advice about social distancing designed to contain the spread of Covid-19, others flouted it as the country basked in the sun over the weekend. Pressure is mounting for a full lockdown after a further 46 people who tested positive for coronavirus died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in England to 303.

Yesterday MPs debated emergency legislation in the Commons.

One reader said: "I saw a family of five out and about as usual in Evesham yesterday when I went for electric. Two adults, two kids and a baby. Absolutely no need for them all to be out at the same time!"

Another wrote on the Worcester News Facebook page: "There were a gang playing football on the Astro turf pitches at Bishop Perowne school on Sunday."

One reader commented on the risks of transmission posed by people queueing to use Worcester supermarkets while another observed that people were still sitting next to each other on the bus. One woman said her neighbour was having family friends visit her home even though she had a cough.

One commuter shared a photo of a packed train heading through Worcestershire towards Birmingham. From yesterday, West Midlands Railway moved towards a reduced timetable to ensure services can keep running. It will remain in place until further notice, though service levels will be kept under regular review.

Meanwhile, some businesses tried to find innovative ways to continue to provide a service while following Government guidelines. Physique Fitness in Droitwich put gym equipment outside for members to use between 10am and 6pm. In a Facebook post the business management said: "Members must adhere to distance themselves from each other by at least 2.5 metres and make use of the hand gels provided. We will ensure that all equipment is cleaned regularly to minimise any risk of infection."

Worcester-based Edwin Rodriguez Dance introduced a 'Kettle Challenge' via his Facebook page so people can keep fit learning new dance steps while they boil the kettle.