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All Crawley pubs, cafes, nightclubs, bars, restaurants, leisure centres and gyms to close from tonight

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told all cafes, nightclubs, bars, theatres, restaurants, leisure centres and gyms to close from tonight Fri 20th March.

The instructions, which apply across the country, are to try to stop the continued spread of the coronavirus.

The PM addressed those who were considering going out tonight to meet friends at a bar or pub or going to a restaurant asking them all to not go out.

The news comes as the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a new raft of measures to help protect peoples wages with grants available to businesses covering 80% of salaries with an upper limit of £2,500 per month.

Only two days ago K2 Crawley had announced that they would be staying open until they were told by the government to close. The same had also been reported by other gyms in the town.

Many restaurants and cafes were also still operating with many people seen enjoying coffee outside the premises in Queens Sq.

Now, the decision to stay open has been taken away from them all and after tonight they all must close tonight as soon as possible. Delivery services are still allowed to operate.

Shops, however, are not at risk of closure at the moment which will still allow smaller corner shops to operate as well as the larger supermarkets.

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Crawley hairdressers, hotels, pubs and restaurants to reopen from 4th July as lockdown is eased

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The Prime Minister has made an announcement in the House Of Commons this afternoon where he announced further easing of the lockdown restrictions.

These included reducing the social distance rule of 2 metres to 1 metre.

In a move that will help and be appreciated by most people, hairdressers will also be allowed to reopen provided visors are worn.

From July 4th, two households of any size can meet both indoors and outside provided social distance rules are followed.

Pubs, restaurants, hotels, holiday house and campsites can also open from the 4th July.

Schools are also to be reopened from September with all children to return as normal.

But several sectors are still not allowed to open and include, indoor gyms, nightclubs, theatres and swimming pools to remain closed for the time being.

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