AS lock downs were put in place across the globe to tackle the spread of the virus, new car production stopped as factories were shut, while the closure of dealerships caused cars sales to plummet.

The financial values of every car firm have taken a major hit, while most major motoring and motorsport events have also been cancelled.

Dealerships in England were allowed to open in early June, and Wales eased from June 22, despite the guidance to not travel more than five miles.

Showrooms are now allowed to trade, along with other non-essential shops once they have met new health and safety criteria.

Steels car sales, Eign Street in Hereford has been open for the past four weeks.

They are enjoying welcoming customers old and new.

The site has spacious premises that allows the business to maintain social distancing, and they have spent a lot of time working behind the scenes to ensure they adhere to government guidance.

The emphasis is on customer and staff safety.

Sales Executive, Ryan Smith said: "sales and trade are doing better than we thought."