Nottinghamshire's pubs, clubs and restaurants now closed in coronavirus war after final night of trading

Nottinghamshire’s pubs, clubs and restaurants are closed indefinitely today after a final night of trading following the government’s closure plan announced yesterday.

Saturday, 21st March 2020, 8:29 am

Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered all pubs, clubs and restaurants to close at the end of their trading hours last night.

He also closed entertainment and indoor leisure premises across the country in a bid to limit the spread of coronavirus 

The PM urged to stay at home and limit all but essential travel.

Pubs, clubs and restaurants across Nottinghamshire have closed due to the coronavirus outbreak

The closures will be reviewed on a monthly basis and the government warned that, if needed, they will ‘enforce these measures by law’.

Businesses ordered to close are food and drink venues for consumption on-site, such as restaurants and cafes; drinking establishments, including pubs, bars and nightclubs; entertainment venues, including cinemas, theatres, concert halls, and bingo halls; museums and galleries; spas, wellness centres and massage parlours; casinos and betting shops and all indoor leisure and sports facilities, including gyms.

Pubs and restaurants can operate as hot food takeaways during the coronavirus outbreak.

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said:  “We will do whatever it takes to protect people across this country as we tackle the coronavirus outbreak. 

“While people have responded well to calls for social distancing and self-isolation, we must go further if we are to be able to stop the spread of the virus and protect the most vulnerable people in our society, and our NHS.

“That is why we are now telling entertainment and hospitality premises to close temporarily, and people to only travel if absolutely essential, to help protect each other from the further spread of the virus.

“We stand behind businesses and their employees and are offering an unprecedented range of support as we tackle this huge challenge together.”

As of yesterday afternoon 177 coronavirus deaths had been recorded in the UK.

There are 48 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Sheffield, seven in Barnsley, four in Rotherham and three in Doncaster.

The government said the decision to close hospitality and leisure businesses ‘has been taken based on the latest advice from the world-leading health and scientific experts’.