IT looks like motorists in the South West are obeying social distancing rules as the Easter holidays begin.

Photos from the M5 near Taunton show no cars on the road, which is something the Prime Minister and Health Secretary have requested in recent days.

The photo, sent in on Saturday morning (April 4), shows no movement on the busy motorway as the Easter holidays are set to begin.

As of Friday, April 3, 38,168 people had tested positive for coronavirus, and the government and other health officials are hoping to slow the spread to help the NHS deal with people most in need and to not be overwhelmed with patients.

But there are fears people will start to disobey the rules as the weather gets warmer and people begin to feel cooped up in their homes.

Boris Johnson urged people not to break social distancing rules as the weather warms up, even if they were going “a bit stir crazy”.

In a video on social media, he said: “I reckon a lot of people will be starting to think that this is all going on for quite a long time and would rather be getting out there, particularly if you’ve got kids in the household, everybody may be getting a bit stir crazy, and there may be just a temptation to get out there, hang out and start to break the regulations.

“I just urge you not to do that. Please, please stick with the guidance now.”