Published: 17:03, 04 April 2020
| Updated: 18:54, 04 April 2020
Empty car parks and clear roads were the scenes around Kent today as people followed government advice and stayed at home.
The likes of Whitstable Harbour and Tankerton slopes appeared deserted in a sign that people are soaking up the sunshine from their own gardens, instead.
It comes as 708 new deaths related to coronavirus are recorded in the UK's hospitals, with just over 3,700 new cases.
Canterbury City Council shared images of empty car parks in Whitstable and Herne Bay.
They tweeted: "Normally, empty car parks would be disastrous for our seaside towns on a day like this. But not today.
"This was the scene at Gorrell Tank and Neptune car parks this lunchtime. A tiny number of cars parked in total."
They added: "Thank you for listening to all the advice and staying away.
"If you're thinking of coming, please don't. Stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives #kenttogether."
Canterbury Police also shared a snap, tweeting: "PCSOs out in #Tankerton and along the coast. Glad to see the suns out but people are staying in and following government guidelines."
Rob Chinn was impressed to see people respecting the guidelines during his daily walk along Minster Cliffs in Sheppey.
He said: "I noted very few cars on the front and car park very much the same.
"Normally road and car park would be full on a day like this.
"It's great to see people are taking care of themselves and thereby protecting NHS."