Sun-lovers packed onto the beach at Brighton on Friday, as the UK sweltered during its hottest day of the year. Temperatures soared to 28 degrees locally and COVID-19 social distancing measures seemed to fall by the wayside as beachgoers looked to secure a spot of sand.
«I think its obviously worrying [above coronavirus], but I think people are still pretty much confused about how to behave in many ways. So people are flocking to the beaches to enjoy the sun you know. And I think as well the government is giving us the impression that things are getting better. So there is probably more a sense of stability I guess, so yeah, I'm certainly trying to enjoy myself,» said one beachgoer.
Hundreds of people can be seen packed on to beach where they set about swimming and sunbathing as they look to refresh themselves on the hottest day of the year in the UK, where temperatures hit a high of 37.8C at Heathrow.
Local authorities reportedly turned beachgoers away at hotspots including Brighton as they sought to enforce social distancing measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.