12th Aug, 2020

COVID-19 - Droitwich Spa in pictures

Tristan Harris 25th Mar, 2020 Updated: 27th Mar, 2020

A LOT has changed in the last 48 hours as the UK comes to terms with a new way of life while the fight is fought against COVID-19.

Yesterday – just hours after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ‘lockdown’ announcement – we sent our photographer Marcus Mingins to photograph Droitwich town centre to gauge the atmosphere of in a usually bustling High Street, Victoria Square and surrounding areas

West Midlands Railway introduced a new reduced timetable, many people were working from home and home-schooling began on Monday for many families across the town, district and  nation.

Yesterday Jon Yorke sang the praises of Droitwich’s Waitrose, saying he was really impressed with the organisation the supermarket had shown.

Limits were placed on a maximum of 40 customers at a time, two-metre social distancing implemented and, in Jon’s words ‘really thoughtful staff’.

He added the same conscientious process was observed at Droitwich Pharmacy.

The news has kept rolling in and we have done our best in keeping you updated – from the number of confirmed cases and the medical situation, to Government advice about what we can and cannot do and the unbelievable response from the community that continues to thrive, shine brightly and inspire.


Lynette White took a number of pictures around the River Salwarpe on her daily walk. This one (right) is one of them. Scan above to see more.

Stay safe everyone, adhere to the advice to help fight this vicious virus and feel free to send us your pictures to add to this collection – whether it is of creations of rainbows, which seem to have become a symbol of this fight, your home schooling snaps or some of those sun-kissed spring scenes you come across as you undertake your daily exercise walk, run or cycle.

Email your snaps to editor@droitwichstandard.co.uk

We’d love to hear from you.

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