Coronavirus lockdown breakers revealed in UK heat map – find out if YOUR neighbours are staying at home – The Sun
A NEW heat map has revealed the areas of the UK where people are breaking strict coronavirus lockdown rules.
Locals in Middlesbrough, North Yorks, are the worst for flouting stay at home measures designed to stop the spread of the killer disease.
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A quarter of those polled admitted they are not staying indoors despite countless warnings from the government on only going out when essential.
North Hertfordshire is the second worst area in the UK – with 18.2 per cent saying they have broken the rules.
Burnley came in third as 17.7 per cent of locals confessed they were not sticking to the social distancing advice.
More than 26,700 Evergreen Health users responded to a survey on their behaviour during the coronavirus crisis to build up a "heat map" showing how well people are following the rules.
The data does not include key workers who are able to travel to and from work still.
Top 5 areas breaking lockdown
1. Middlesbrough – 25 per cent
2. North Hertfordshire – 17.6 per cent
3. Burnley – 15.2 per cent
4. Boston – 15 per cent
5. Denbighshire – 15 per cent
It revealed the best at staying at home are residents in Ryedale, North Yorks, with a staggering 98.2 per cent adhering to the guidelines.
Those living in Wandsworth in South West London and Adur in West Sussex proved they are sticklers for the rules – with both areas on 97.5 per cent.
This is followed by Richmond upon Thames and Powys at 97.1 per cent.
Top 5 areas sticking to lockdown
1.Ryedale – 98.2 per cent
2. Wandsworth – 97.5 per cent
3. Adur – 97.5 per cent
4. Richmond upon Thames – 97.1 per cent
5. Powys – 97.1 per cent
The data is being shared with the NHS and scientists at the universities of Liverpool and Manchester to help them analyse the spread of the pandemic.
Dr Ian Hall, from the University of Manchester, said: "Respondents are supporting a better understanding of the local experience of Covid-19 disease through sharing their data, which will be incredibly useful to national and local planning.
"This is an exciting emerging data stream and I look forward to helping interpret the data, with colleagues in Manchester and Liverpool, as it provides situational awareness to users and policy makers alike."
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Shocking pictures taken at the weekend show idiot Brits flocking to parks and beaches to enjoy the mini heatwave.
Cops were forced to break up large groups of sunbathers and people doing exercise – with some parks forced to close in a bid to stop the spread of the disease.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has even threatened a total ban on outdoor exercise if people continue to ignore the lockdown measures.
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Under the drastic rules, Brits are expected to stay indoors and only go outside for essential shopping trips, medical reasons, one stint of daily exercise and to work from home if possible.
Anyone who flouts the new crackdown will face fines of up to £1,000 or even arrest when cops are given emergency powers.
Police also now have the power to issue on-the-spot fines of £30 for meeting under the new legislation.
Those who keep disobeying can be arrested and locked up.
The CPS also said they would prosecute people who coughed on or at emergency service staff during the crisis.
Doing so against emergency workers would be punishable by up to a year in prison, while coughs directed as a threat towards other key workers or members of the public could be charged as common assault.
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