Ruislip Lido is now temporarily closed after a surge of visitors breaking social distancing measures over the past week due to the sunny weather.

Over the past week, large groups have flocked to Ruislip Lido to make the most of the sunny weather.

MPS Hillingdon shared a warning in the Bank Holiday weekend on May 25 to use “common sense when it comes to social distancing” as they shared a picture of one of the large gatherings.

Throughout the week, more images of the large crowds at the lido circulated over social media, with hundreds captured at the lido yesterday (May 31).

Hillingdon Council said that the lido had to shut as the hot weather continues, since they "do not have the resources" to monitor the area and ensure social distancing is maintained.

In a statement, the council said: “Whilst it remains the position of Hillingdon Council to keep its award winning parks and open spaces open to the public for the benefit of the health and wellbeing of our residents of all ages, we can only do so if government guidelines relating to social distancing are followed.

“Given the number and size of our parks and open spaces the police simply do not have the resources to deal with those putting others at risk by not abiding by the guidance.

"Accordingly, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close the beach at Ruislip Lido in response to visitors not adhering to social distancing guidelines at the site.

"Whilst we wanted to keep the beach open for recreation in line with government guidance and are aware that many residents are sticking to guidelines, we have decided to close and fence off the beach in the interest of public safety.

This decision will be kept under review.”

A sign urging people to not go into the water has now been placed at the Lido.

Hillingdon Council have been approached for further comment about the decision.