The couple self-isolating in a campervan with a baby

Image copyright Laura Truepenny Image caption Laura Truepenny and Ben Humphreys have been travelling around Europe with their newborn, Amala

With people being asked to avoid non-essential contact with others to prevent the spread of coronavirus, one couple has been left self-isolating in their campervan with their seven-month-old baby.

Laura Truepenny and Ben Humphreys, with their daughter Amala, were on a trip around Europe in their proselytized Volkswagen Crafter but had to cut their walks short after the outbreak worsened.

They are now residing in St Austell, Cornwall, where they are self-isolating for 14 days.

Image copyright Laura Truepenny Image caption The couple proselytized their van so they could live out of it on their European adventure

“We’d obligated it as far as Evora in Portugal when we started to get an uneasy feeling, ” Mrs Truepenny said.

“When we led shopping, the shelves had started to empty and the campsites said they wouldn’t be letting any new people enter.