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Scotland Events ban recommended as virus cases spike

Gatherings of more than 500 people should be cancelled from next week, the Scottish government is advising.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said this was to free up emergency services, including police and ambulance crews, to deal with coronavirus.


During First Minister’s Questions on Thursday, Ms Sturgeon said the scientific advice suggested that cancelling mass gatherings “will not in itself have a significant impact on reducing the spread of the virus”.

However, she explained the primary reason for the move was to reduce pressure on frontline workers.

In an interview on BBC Radio Scotland’s Good Morning Scotland programme he urged the nation to prepare for major changes to their lives.

All schools, colleges and childcare facilities in Ireland to close from Friday until 29 March

Boris Johnson expected to announce UK is moving into ‘delay’ phase of tackling coronavirus

According to multiple reports, the prime minister is set to announce the next round of measures to delay and restrict the impact of the outbreak following an emergency COBRA meeting. This comes a day after the World Health Organisation classified COVID-19 as a pandemic.

Indoor mass gatherings in Ireland of more than 100 people & outdoor gatherings of more than 500 people should be cancelled and people should work remotely, where possible, Irish PM says

See below for major UK Events venue updates

SSE Arena Events virus update https://www.ssearena.co.uk/news/detail/coronavirus-covid-19/

Arena Birminham advice :UPDATE ON CORONAVIRUS
Our principal concern is for the welfare of our customers, visitors and staff. We are closely monitoring the advice of WHO, PHE and Local Government in relation to Coronavirus and its impact on events. We have established a series of precautionary measures in accordance with such advice and will adapt these measures and our policies if this advice changes. In the meantime, we are continuing to support customers to enable them to run their events

Royal Albert Hall https://www.royalalberthall.com/about-the-hall/news/2020/march/3-march-2020-covid-19-coronavirus-update/