Strange days indeed: How we’ve looked in lockdown...

Quiet streets in Cromer during the Coronavirus Lockdown. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Quiet streets in Cromer during the Coronavirus Lockdown. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Norfolk has never looked quite like this.

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. East of England Ambulance Trust Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. East of England Ambulance Trust Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN - Credit: Archant

Over the last few months, the coronavirus outbreak has changed every aspect of life. Shops have closed, roads have been left empty and some families have been unable to see and hug one another.

We’ve seen bare beaches, silent streets and public events postponed with the vast majority of people following social distancing guidelines and staying home.

Even now that some lockdown restrictions are being eased, life is far from returning to normal.

And through it all, our priceless key workers and frontline staff have been working tirelessly to keep the county running and to keep us safe.

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020 Jenny Stocking East of England Ambulancxe Trust Pictures: BRITTANY

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020 Jenny Stocking East of England Ambulancxe Trust Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN - Credit: Archant

Our photographers have been capturing what Norfolk has looked like throughout lockdown, from the key events to the heartwarming moments that have made us smile throughout this difficult time.

Here are 50 of our favourites.

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. An empty Gorleston beach. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. An empty Gorleston beach. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN - Credit: Archant

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. Air ambulance attending to emergency in Great Yarmouth Pictures: B

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. Air ambulance attending to emergency in Great Yarmouth Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN - Credit: Archant

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. NHS staff taking part in Clap for Carers Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMA

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. NHS staff taking part in Clap for Carers Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN - Credit: Archant

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. NHS staff taking part in Clap for Carers. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODM

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. NHS staff taking part in Clap for Carers. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN - Credit: Archant

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. A lady taking part in Clap for Carers Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. A lady taking part in Clap for Carers Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN - Credit: Archant

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. Norfolk Community Hospital NHS staff testing people for COVID19 Pi

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. Norfolk Community Hospital NHS staff testing people for COVID19 Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN - Credit: Archant

People in the streets of Norwich wearing face masks. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN

People in the streets of Norwich wearing face masks. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN - Credit: Archant

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. An empty Grapes Hill. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. An empty Grapes Hill. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN - Credit: Archant

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. Norwich Royal Arcade closed. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. Norwich Royal Arcade closed. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN - Credit: Archant

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. Beautiful rainbow ballons next to Norwich Market Sir Garnet Pub. P

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. Beautiful rainbow ballons next to Norwich Market Sir Garnet Pub. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN - Credit: Archant

Pictures from the Lock Down. Police patrolling the city centre. Norwich council building. 2020 Pictu

Pictures from the Lock Down. Police patrolling the city centre. Norwich council building. 2020 Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN - Credit: Archant

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. Quadrum centre where a COVID19 vaccine is being tested. Pictures:

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. Quadrum centre where a COVID19 vaccine is being tested. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN - Credit: Archant

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. A rainbow thank you to NHS staff. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. A rainbow thank you to NHS staff. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN - Credit: Archant

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. Fire crew at Norfolk and Norwich hospital during clap for carers.

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. Fire crew at Norfolk and Norwich hospital during clap for carers. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN - Credit: Archant

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. Ambulance, Fire Crew and Police launching Sunflower project to tha

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. Ambulance, Fire Crew and Police launching Sunflower project to thank public for their support. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN - Credit: Archant

Pictures from the Lock Down. Rainbow in a window to show support to NHS staff. 2020 Pictures: BRITTA

Pictures from the Lock Down. Rainbow in a window to show support to NHS staff. 2020 Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN - Credit: Archant

Pictures from the Lock Down. Royal British Legion Flag. 2020 Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN

Pictures from the Lock Down. Royal British Legion Flag. 2020 Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN - Credit: Archant

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. Sir Peter Mancroft Church and protest banner. Pictures: BRITTANY W

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. Sir Peter Mancroft Church and protest banner. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN - Credit: Archant

No traffic on the A11 near Attleborough during the Coronavirus. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

No traffic on the A11 near Attleborough during the Coronavirus. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

A deserted Great Yarmouth which should be gearing up for a sunny May Bank Holiday weekend, but is em

A deserted Great Yarmouth which should be gearing up for a sunny May Bank Holiday weekend, but is empty and everywhere closed during the Coronavirus lockdown. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Self isolating couple, Vera (Viki), 89, and Denis Chenery, 90, happily receive a surprise afternoon

Self isolating couple, Vera (Viki), 89, and Denis Chenery, 90, happily receive a surprise afternoon tea from the Weeting Community Support Group for their 70th wedding anniversary. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Thorpe House Care Home staff are joined by fire fighters, police, and local residents at Griston to

Thorpe House Care Home staff are joined by fire fighters, police, and local residents at Griston to thank the NHS and all carers in the Clap for Carers. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Thorpe House Care Home staff are joined by fire fighters, police, and local residents at Griston to

Thorpe House Care Home staff are joined by fire fighters, police, and local residents at Griston to thank the NHS and all carers in the Clap for Carers. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

A rainbow sign to cheer those passing by during the Coronavirus lockdown in Attleborough. Picture: D

A rainbow sign to cheer those passing by during the Coronavirus lockdown in Attleborough. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

A sign at Wells Next the Sea to dissuade people travelling to Norfolk popular beauty spots during th

A sign at Wells Next the Sea to dissuade people travelling to Norfolk popular beauty spots during the Coronavirus lockdown over the Easter period. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Emma Locke and fiancé Josh Leswell celebrate their lockdown wedding day with their neighbours on th

Emma Locke and fiancé Josh Leswell celebrate their lockdown wedding day with their neighbours on the day they were supposed to get married, at their street in Horsham St Faith. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

PC Peter Baitey and PC Tash Snelling from the Earlham Police Station, patrol Eaton Park yesterday (G

PC Peter Baitey and PC Tash Snelling from the Earlham Police Station, patrol Eaton Park yesterday (Good Friday) as they make sure the public are social distancing properly over the Easter period, during the Coronavirus lockdown. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

PC Peter Baitey and PC Tash Snelling from the Earlham Police Station, patrol Eaton Park yesterday (G

PC Peter Baitey and PC Tash Snelling from the Earlham Police Station, patrol Eaton Park yesterday (Good Friday) as they make sure the public are social distancing properly over the Easter period, during the Coronavirus lockdown. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

PC Peter Baitey and PC Tash Snelling from the Earlham Police Station, patrol Eaton Park yesterday (G

PC Peter Baitey and PC Tash Snelling from the Earlham Police Station, patrol Eaton Park yesterday (Good Friday) as they make sure the public are social distancing properly over the Easter period, during the Coronavirus lockdown. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Cromer police, Pc Joey Mazzetti, left, and PC Cameron Askew, patrol Morrisons making sure the public

Cromer police, Pc Joey Mazzetti, left, and PC Cameron Askew, patrol Morrisons making sure the public are keeping to the social distancing. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

A closed shop sign in Sheringham during the Coronavirus lockdown. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A closed shop sign in Sheringham during the Coronavirus lockdown. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

The quiet seafront at Sheringham during the Coronavirus lockdown. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The quiet seafront at Sheringham during the Coronavirus lockdown. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Coronavirus testing at Norwich Research Park. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Coronavirus testing at Norwich Research Park. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Coronavirus testing at Norwich Research Park. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Coronavirus testing at Norwich Research Park. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

The queue for the pharmacy during the Coronavirus lockdown in Wymondham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The queue for the pharmacy during the Coronavirus lockdown in Wymondham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Happy clappers of Lomond Road in Attleborough, applaud the NHS for the battle with Coronavirus on th

Happy clappers of Lomond Road in Attleborough, applaud the NHS for the battle with Coronavirus on the frontline. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Owner of Wymondham Garden Centre, Gary Groucott, wearing a bandana as a face mask now they are open

Owner of Wymondham Garden Centre, Gary Groucott, wearing a bandana as a face mask now they are open to the public during the Coronavirus lockdown. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Owner of Wymondham Garden Centre, Gary Groucott, wearing a bandana as a face mask now they are open

Owner of Wymondham Garden Centre, Gary Groucott, wearing a bandana as a face mask now they are open to the public during the Coronavirus lockdown. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. A rainbow flag on top of church in Great Yramouth. Pictures: BRITT

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. A rainbow flag on top of church in Great Yramouth. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN - Credit: Archant

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. Cheerful Ambulance staff during clap for carers. Norfolk and Norwi

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. Cheerful Ambulance staff during clap for carers. Norfolk and Norwich hospital. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN - Credit: Archant

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. Empty Chapelfield Gardens Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. Empty Chapelfield Gardens Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN - Credit: Archant

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. A closed Pleasure beach Great Yarmouth. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. A closed Pleasure beach Great Yarmouth. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN - Credit: Archant

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. Balloons in the sky. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN

Pictures from the Lock Down 2020. Balloons in the sky. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN - Credit: Archant

Emma Locke and fiancé Josh Leswell celebrate their lockdown wedding day with their neighbours on th

Emma Locke and fiancé Josh Leswell celebrate their lockdown wedding day with their neighbours on the day they were supposed to get married, at their street in Horsham St Faith. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

The deserted Royal Plain in Lowestoft during the Coronavirus lockdown. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The deserted Royal Plain in Lowestoft during the Coronavirus lockdown. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Happy clappers of Lomond Road in Attleborough, applaud the NHS for the battle with Coronavirus on th

Happy clappers of Lomond Road in Attleborough, applaud the NHS for the battle with Coronavirus on the frontline. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Owner of Wymondham Garden Centre, Gary Groucott, wearing a bandana as a face mask now they are open

Owner of Wymondham Garden Centre, Gary Groucott, wearing a bandana as a face mask now they are open to the public during the Coronavirus lockdown. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020


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