Closures at Freshney Place amid coronavirus crisis

Council given power to close businesses under lockdown rules

Closures at Freshney Place amid coronavirus crisis

Shops at Freshney Place have closed until further notice due to the coronavirus crisis.

Although there has been no direct order for shops to close, a number of stores across the country have already closed their doors in the wake of the growing pandemic. It is currently unclear when or if we should expect retail stores to be ordered to close.

Several national chains have announced their closures as the nation battles Covid-19. These include John Lewis, River Island, Starbucks, TK Maxx, and Clarks.

The full list of store closures at Freshney Place is as follows:

  • Warren James, closed from Wednesday
  • Perfume Shop, closed from Monday
  • Primark, closed from Monday
  • Pandora, closed from today
  • New Look, closing today
  • Quiz, closing today
  • Go Cruise, closing today
  • Claire’s, closing today
  • Yours, closing today

Topshop, Dorothy Perkins, Burton, T K Maxx, River Island, Clarks, St Andrews Hospice and British Heart Foundation are all already closed

A spokesperson for Freshney Place has issued a statement saying:

“We understand this is a difficult time and changing rapidly, we want to assure everyone that the health and wellbeing of our customers, staff and retailers is our priority. 

We are taking numerous steps operationally to minimise any risk including enhancing our already stringent cleaning protocols, particularly of high frequency areas and touch points.

We would like to extend our thanks to all of our customers for their understanding during this difficult time.”

This follows announcements by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, which ordered all of the UK’s pubs, restaurants and cafes to close their doors. Theatres, cinemas, gyms, libraries and leisure centres were also instructed to close, although many already had.

These changes come as the virus continues to spread and the death toll continues to rise.

PM Boris Johnson has said the situation will be reviewed on a monthly basis.

233 people have now died from Covid-19 in the UK.

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