It’s self-isolation Monday: Millions of workers start working from home to leave trains, tubes and roads empty as Britain faces up to coronavirus crisis
- Workers across the UK snubbed public transport to work from home today
- Guidelines recommend social distancing – leaving tubes and trains empty
- Commuting hubs such as Waterloo, Euston and even the M11 were quiet today
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Millions of workers across the country have today started to work from home in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus, leaving empty carriages on trains and spacious roads up and down the UK.
Many workers based in London this morning snubbed public transport and a District Line tube had just a handful of passengers on what would usually be a packed train.
This is while London Euston, a station that connects London to other areas of the country such as Birmingham, Glasgow and Chester was also quiet with just a handful of people roaming around outside.
So far in the UK coronavirus has killed 35 people and there have been 1,372 confirmed cases and official guidance has recommended that people should implement social distancing where possible.
A sparsely-filled District Line carriage on an Underground train in west London as many office staff in the capital opted to work from home
A man wears a ventilator mask and rubber gloves as he waits for a friend at Euston Station in London
The M11 in Cambridge this morning, which is noticeably less busy as a result of many people not going into work due to the coronavirus
Waterloo underground around 7.20am. The station is usually packed with commuters arriving from the south of the country
Other stations that connect the capital to other parts of the country were also sparsely populated.
Waterloo, a station that connects places such as Surrey to London looked eerie this morning and a photo taken at 7.20am, a time when crowds would usually be rushing around the station, showed just one or two passengers walking to the tube.
But it wasn’t just the capital that was quiet this morning, other places up and down the country were considerably less busy including Bristol and Nottingham.
One the roads the M11 in Cambridge this morning was noticeably less busy as a result of many people not going into work.
Quiet streets during morning rush hour around Bristol city centre as workers stay home due
At a usually busy Nottingham station two people are seen on one of the platforms as a train pulls up
This morning many commuting from the south into London were greeted with spacious carriages