But we can still appreciate the beauty of our wonderful home county with some fantastic pictures. So we asked you, the Gazette readers, to share the best photographs you’ve taken recently while out and about in Northumberland; either before the new lockdown began or out on your daily exercise this week.
Under Government guidance, you are allowed to leave your home for outdoor exercise once a day in Lockdown 3 – but you must stay local and continue to follow social distancing rules. If you’re craving a taste of the great outdoors, just check out our picture special. Thanks to everyone who shared a photo.