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Coronavirus: Newark and Sherwood District Council announce attraction closures including the Palace Theatre, Nineteen20 Cafe Bar and National Civil War Museum

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A host of closures have been announced by Newark and Sherwood District Council following the Government’s call to tackle the spread of coronavirus by reducing social contact.

The Palace Theatre, Newark, Nineteen20 Cafe Bar, National Civil War Museum, all in Newark, will be closed from Wednesday, March 18.

Also shut were its leisure centres, operated by Active4Today, at Newark, Blidworth, Dukeries and partner site Southwell Leisure Centre Trust, and community centres.

Castle House.
Castle House.

The closures will be reviewed on a monthly basis, taking into account the latest Government advice and guidance.

Council leader David Lloyd said: “With the situation escalating, we now have to play our part in helping to reduce the spread and the speed of the virus in order to protect the public and our own staff.”

Council-owned Gladstone House and Vale View, both Newark, which provide supported housing accommodation, will stay open to visitors, provided that they are not unwell or showing any symptoms.

All communal areas will be closed along with the Truly Beauty hairdressing salon at Gladstone House.

The council is looking at setting up a dedicated helpline service to identify vulnerable people.

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