In Pictures: Changing face of the high street six months on from lockdown

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the face of the high street in the six months since Prime Minister Boris Johnson put the UK into lockdown on March 23.

Here is a snapshot of how the high street has changed captured by the photographers at the PA news agency.

Signage outside a greengrocers advising shoppers to wear face coverings, on the High Street in Henleaze, Bristol, some six months on from the evening of March 23 when Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced nationwide restrictions
Signage outside a greengrocers on the High Street in Henleaze, Bristol, advises shoppers to wear face coverings (Ben Birchall/PA)
The changing face of the high street
A man holds a cigarette in his mouth despite wearing a mask in Dundee (Jane Barlow/PA)
Shoppers walk through Huyton Village Shops, in Knowsley, Merseyside, many of which are closed, some six months on from the evening of March 23 when Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced nationwide restrictions
Shoppers walk through Huyton Village Shops in Knowsley, Merseyside, many of which are closed, six months on from lockdown (Peter Byrne/PA)
A woman wears a full face visor as she conducts a survey in the relatively empty shopping area of East Street, Bedminster, Bristol, where many shops and businesses are closed, some six months on from the evening of March 23 when Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced nationwide restrictions
A woman wears a full face visor as she conducts a survey in the relatively empty shopping area of East Street, Bedminster, Bristol (Ben Birchall/PA)
A man wearing a face covering walks past graffiti with the slogan “Mask On” covering a vacant shop window in the High Street in Worcester, some six months on from the evening of March 23 when Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced nationwide restrictions
A man wearing a face covering walks past graffiti with the slogan Mask On covering a vacant shop window in the High Street in Worcester (David Davies/PA)
A woman walks past a Rainbows for the NHS mosaic made up of thousands of pictures and stories, submitted during the ongoing pandemic, which covers the windows and entrance to the Buchanan Galleries in central Glasgow, some six months on from the evening of March 23 when Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced nationwide restrictions
A woman walks past a Rainbows for the NHS mosaic made up of pictures and stories submitted during the pandemic at Glasgow’s Buchanan Galleries (Andrew Milligan/PA)
A sign to limit the spread of Covid-19 through shared contact at a crossing point in Glasgow city centre, some six months on from the evening of March 23 when Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced nationwide restrictions
A sign at a crossing point in Glasgow city centre aims to help limit the spread of Covid-19 (Andrew Milligan/PA)
Customers in a socially distanced queue wait by a sign to enter the Nationwide Building Society in the High Street in Worcester, some six months on from the evening of March 23 when Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced nationwide restrictions
Customers in a socially distanced queue outside Nationwide Building Society in the High Street in Worcester (David Davies/PA)
A greeting card shop displaying reusable face covers in the window, on Upper Street in Islington, north London, some six months on from the evening of March 23 when Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced nationwide restrictions
A greeting card shop in Islington, north London, displays reusable face covers in the window (Yui Mok/PA)
A social distancing information sign in front of a Marks and Spencer shop window advertising a sale in Reading, Berkshire, some six months on from the evening of March 23, when Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced nationwide restrictions
A social distancing information sign in front of a Marks and Spencer shop window in Reading, Berkshire (Steve Parsons/PA)
People walk past a closed down Laura Ashley shop, with messages from staff and customers in the shop window, on the high street in Winchester, Hampshire, some six months on from the evening of March 23 when Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced nationwide restrictions
People walk past a closed-down Laura Ashley shop, with messages from staff and customers in the shop window, on the High Street in Winchester, Hampshire (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Notice on a billboard encouraging customers, while a person, wearing a face covering, browses inside a shop in Glasgow city centre, some six months on from the evening of March 23 when Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced nationwide restrictions
A notice on a billboard encourages customers to help keep firms in business in Glasgow city centre (Andrew Milligan/PA)
Market stalls remain open at The Moor Open Market in Sheffield, South Yorkhire, some six months on from the evening of March 23 when Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced nationwide restrictions
Market stalls remain open at the Moor Open Market in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, but face coverings are a common sight (Tim Goode/PA)
The changing face of the high street. The newly-pedestrianised Union Street in Dundee in Scotland, a previously busy city centre thoroughfare, has been painted with a colourful zebra crossing-style mural to encourage people to explore the street, some six months on from the evening of March 23 when Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced nationwide restrictions
The newly pedestrianised Union Street in Dundee has been painted with a colourful zebra crossing-style mural to encourage people to explore the street (Jane Barlow/PA)
A person casts a shadow walking past a social distancing information sign painted on the pavement in Leeds city centre, some six months on from the evening of March 23, when Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced nationwide restrictions
A person casts a shadow walking past a social distancing information sign painted on the pavement in Leeds city centre (Danny Lawson/PA)
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