It may be a sunny Easter weekend but South Shields residents are staying at home as they follow lockdown rules.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock urged people to stay at home over the Easter weekend and maintain social distancing measures, despite the good weather.
And with lockdown measures looking set to continue for the foreseeable future, these remarkably quiet scenes captured on Saturday, April 11
look set to become commonplace as the UK unites to combat the spread of coronavirus.
1. South Shields Market Place
Traders would normally set up shop in the Market Place on a Saturday but instead the stalls stood empty for a third consecutive week as shoppers stayed at home. Photo: JPI
2. Empty Ocean Road
The normally a busy road into the town centre was empty of both pedestrians and traffic. Photo: JPI
3. South Shields pier
Very few walkers made the trip to the seafront despite the lovely weather as they heeded the advice to stay away. Photo: JPI
4. Haven Point
During the Easter holidays Haven Point leisure centre would normally be heaving with families enjoying the likes of swimming and activities at the centre. Photo: JPI