ALL pubs, clubs, cafes, restaurants and leisure centres have been told by Prime Minister Boris Johnson they must close from tonight (Friday) – except for take-away food – to tackle the spread of coronavirus.
All the UK’s nightclubs, theatres, cinemas and gyms have also been instructed to close “as soon as they reasonably can”.
Mr Johnson says the situation would be reviewed each month.
In light of the government announcements all LiveWire’s Hubs and leisure sites are currently closed until further notice.
Further information will be provided regarding the process around membership payments – however the leisure provider is ask for patience from members, given the quickly-developing nature of the situation.
They will be contacting members via email as soon as they are able with information regarding their membership and the options available, and politely ask they wait to hear, rather than getting in touch directly with membership enquiries as they have limited staff available at this time.
Members are asked to follow their social media channels for ongoing updates and for how they will be supporting members during this time.
As businesses close across the town Warrington Market Will be open tomorrow (Saturday) although the seating area in the food court has been closed – take away foods will be available.
Meanwhile the chancellor has said the government will pay 80% of wages for employees who are not working, up to £2,500 a month.
The closures announcement follows similar measures taken in other countries – including in Ireland, where pubs and bars were asked to close from last Sunday.
There have so far been 167 reported deaths in England from the coronavirus outbreak, as well as six in Scotland, three in Wales and one in Northern Ireland.
Warrington currently has four recorded cases, although a number are awaiting the outcome of tests.
It is understood that the first person who contracted the virus from Warrington, a male returning from Italy, is now fully recovered.