MP John Cryer is leaving us in no doubt of his feelings about social distancing following widespread reports of Wanstead Park and Wanstead High Street being – how to put this? – somewhat less than deserted over the weekend.
My daily social distancing moan. Please take it seriously. A constituent tells me of a walk round Wanstead Park yesterday being like Victoria Station during pre Covid-19 rush hour. You need to keep 2 metres apart.— John Cryer (@JohnCryerMP) March 22, 2020
Several traders’ plans to continue offering service have revised their intentions – Bare Brew and Piccolo are among those who have decided to shut altogether rather than offer takeaways. Several hairdressers and barbers have also decided to close temporarily.
At the time of writing (Monday 11am), there are 45 cases of coronavirus reported in Redbridge.