Dame Helen Mirren takes no chances as she boards a flight in safety goggles and a surgical mask

DAME Helen Mirren went to extreme measures to protect herself from coronavirus as she jumped on a flight on Sunday.

The Oscar winning actress, 74, wore big safety goggles over a face mask as she settled into her seat.

Dame Helen also tucked her hair under a black and white LA Dodgers baseball cap and a pair of large white headphones.

She looked comfortable in a knitted white jumper and joked about her protective gear.

The actress wrote on Instagram: "it’s a look!"

Her 868,000 fans complimented Dame Helen on her protective gear, with many joking it doubled as a great disguise for the famous celebrity.

One Instagram user wrote: "You would still look amazing wrapped in a paper bag ❤️"

A second said: "A new normal look. Very cute."

While a third commented: "And a great disguise!!"

And a fourth added: "A great look! Everyone should be copying it."

The Queen actress' efforts to protect the transmission of coronavirus come as the UK records tis lowest Sunday death toll since the beginning of lockdown.

THE UK coronavirus death toll hit 44,220, as 22 more people have died after testing positive for the virus, as of 5pm on Saturday.

The Government figures do not include all deaths involving Covid-19 across the UK, which are thought to have passed 55,000.

It comes as thirsty Brits returned to pubs yesterday after they reopened for the first time in four months, a police chief warned it was "crystal clear" boozers were not observing social distancing rules.

Dame Helen is one of the world's most celebrated actresses with a career spanning decades.

She won an Academy Award in 2007 for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II.

The actress most recently narrated the Netflix documentary Anne Frank: Parallel Stories.

The documentary features the lives of five women who survived the Holocaust and is narrated by Helen Mirren

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