A photo taken on Tuesday morning, shows commuters huddled together on a Bus Station forecourt, just hours after being told to stay at home by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.

The picture was snapped at around 8am, by a passer-by as he made his way to work in Blackburn.

The man, who did not wish to be named, said: "I saw this on my way to work and thought I'd throw the picture out to everyone after the speech last night.

"Obviously, people just do not listen to the advice given from the top people of our country."

On Monday evening, the Prime Minister advised people to stay inside, calling on all Britons to essentially 'lockdown' in order to protect the NHS and halt the increasingly fast spread of Covid-19.

Mr Johnson said that from Tuesday evening people would only be allowed to leave their home for very limited purposes.

Shops would be shut, as well as places like playgrounds and some other outdoor spaces.

People are now only entitled to leave their property for: shopping for basic necessities, one form of exercise a day, medical needs, to care for a vulnerable person, and travelling to work only when absolutely necessary.

The man added: "I work in a place that distributes non-essential items but I really don't see any point in us being made to work anymore as we're not key workers.

"I usually walk to work and saw these people on the way there. It's a joke.

"These situations aren't going make anything any better in the long run."

The post, which was later added to social media, attracted some very negative feedback, with one social media user saying: "This, this is the problem. Absolute idiots ignoring social distancing rules.

"It isn't rocket science, imagine a dead body in between you and the person next to you.

"Only 12 hours ago this country was put on lockdown and even still, people are still stood side by side."