It has long been known that the residents of Basingstoke are a sensible bunch.

And this has been confirmed by a walk around the town on Monday which showed the public of the bustling town heeding the Government's advice of social distancing and staying home.

Our roving reporter - from a safe distance - took to popular spots around the town and came across just a handful of people.

A sunny afternoon with warm Spring climes would usually be an attractive prospective to parents, lunch-breakers and friends.

But sites such as Black Dam ponds and War Memorial Park were noticeably empty.

It comes after yesterday the Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned tougher measures could be introduced if people do not take the government's advice.

He is expected to announce stricter rules later tonight.

Shocking photographs shared to Twitter yesterday showed hundreds flocking to Richmond Park in London to make the most of the sunny weather, despite advice about social distancing given the current Covid-19 pandemic.

The PM thanked people for making sacrifices but said people must follow social distancing guidance.

"If you don't do it responsibly... we will have to bring forward further measures," he said.

It comes as the number of UK deaths reached 335, including a person aged 18 with an underlying health condition.

They are thought to be the youngest person with the virus to have died in the UK so far.

Meanwhile, Snowdonia National Park said the area "experienced its busiest ever visitor day in living memory" on Saturday, with other beaches and mountain summits busy.