The UK government has instructed people over the age of 70 to bunker down to avoid catching Covid-19. But three lifelong mates from England, Doreen, Dotty, and Carol, think it would be more fun if they quarantined themselves together.

They are all in their 70s and have known each other for more than 40 years.
Doreen told BBC: “We’ll have a week in our own homes in self-isolation and if we’re still fit and well then we would decide which house to go and live in.”
The ladies told presenter Jayne McGubbin that they all had properties with a similar number of rooms, but each place had something else to offer.

The ladies joked that they’ll definitely be getting in a ‘supply’ of wine before they close themselves off from the world.
The women said they had been friends for so long and it wouldn’t feel right if they weren’t there for each other during the coronavirus pandemic.