Greenwich close some car parks as Lambeth entirely close Brockwell Park
Greenwich Council have now closed all car parks alongside parks in the borough.
Lambeth have this evening gone further and announced the closure of Brockwell park as 3,000 people turned up today including people sunbathing and in groups.
Despite clear advice, over 3000 people spent today in Brockwell Park, many of them sunbathing or in large groups. This is unacceptable. Unfortunately, the actions of a minority now means that, following police advice, Brockwell Park will be closed tomorrow. #StayHome
— Lambeth Council (@lambeth_council) April 4, 2020
Will this action now spread? As I covered yesterday, car numbers seemed to be increasing and more people seen on the streets.
Clearly some people are following guidelines to shop or take exercise, but the more that go beyond that the longer the lockdown will last. The death rate in the UK is now on a steeper path than Italy and Spain at similar stages of relative outbreaks.
The UK not only waited longer to adopt a lockdown than many other nations but has seen it appear to crack after a short period of time.