Epsom and Ewell Borough Council (EEBC) issued new advice, instructions and measures against the spread of Covid-19 coronavirus on Tuesday (March 31).

As the UK's second week under restrictive 'lockdown' measures to slow the rate of coronavirus infection continued, EEBC announced it was taking further measures at the borough level amid the pandemic.

Epsom Cemetery was closed EEBC, with governmental exceptions including funerals:

"Funerals and interments will continue to take place, with some restrictions on the numbers of mourners attending as per government instructions" a council spokesperson said.

EEBC meanwhile thanked many residents for complying with the drastic social distancing restrictions issued by the government but said that too many were flouting some of the new rules in the borough.

In particular, some large gatherings in parks had continued last week, EEBC said, prompting it to take further action:

"We are still seeing non-family groups gathering in some of our parks and we urge residents to only exercise, not socialise, within walking distance of your home.

"Mixing with people outside of your household is risking people’s lives.

"Unfortunately Long Grove Park has seen large gatherings of people, whilst Bourne Hall has been so busy people have been unable to practice effective social distancing.

"Both parks have been temporarily closed. We will be reviewing the situation and re-opening the parks when it is safe to do so.

"To avoid further closures and ensure the safety of you and others, please follow the government’s instructions," an EEBC spokesperson said.

A relaxing of other restrictions was also signalled by the council Tuesday.

In line with Surrey County Council's latest measures, parking restrictions on single yellow lines "in quiet residential roads" have been temporarily suspended.

EEBC said its traffic enforcement would focus instead on "dangerous or inconsiderate parking, for example on corners or blocking access" during coronavirus.