MIDWIVES at the Royal Bolton Hospital put their dancing shoes on to the hit song "Don't Stand So Close to Me" in a bid to get people understand the importance of social distancing.


In a video that has been viewed tens of thousands of times, the midwives perform a series of dance moves to the classic Police song as they spell out the importance of staying away from people amid the coronavirus epidemic with the words "Stay safe, stay at home".

The 16 second video posted on Twitter has even made headlines in America.

It is the latest in a number of videos posted by medical teams appealing to the public to stay at home to keep themselves and other safe.

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust tweeted: "Thank you for all you do, you are appreciated!#StaySafeStayHome"

People who are ignoring social distancing advice to stay two metres apart are "very selfish", the Health Secretary has said as the UK death toll hit 335.

In a sign that the UK could be moving towards a stricter lockdown, Matt Hancock said the Government was willing to take "more action" if needed to stop coronavirus from spreading.