VIDEO has emerged of a large group doing the Hokey Cokey in a town park.

Police were called to Alexandra Park, Hastings, on Sunday to reports that a crowd was performing the dance routine.

A clip of the incident has emerged which shows about 40 people singing, with some holding hands.

The group of adults and children run “in and out” while singing “oh, the Hokey Cokey”.

A spokeswoman for the force said the crowd dispersed after being asked to and no Covid fines were issued.

The nation is still under a “stay at home” message in a curb to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Earlier this month, rules were changed to allow two people from different households can meet outside for recreation, which can include "a coffee on a bench".

From March 29, people will be allowed to meet outside, either with one other household or within the "rule of six", including in private gardens.

From May 17, people can meet in groups of 30 outdoors.

Sussex Police said: "We were made aware of a gathering of about 40 people in Alexandra Park, Hastings, on Sunday morning.

"Officers attended to engage with those present, explaining the government’s coronavirus regulations and encouraging people to follow them.

"The group engaged with officers and voluntarily dispersed so no enforcement action was required.

"The government’s coronavirus regulations are in place to help stop the spread of the virus, protect the NHS and save lives.

"We will continue to use the four Es – engaging, explaining, encouraging and, where necessary and proportionate, enforcing."