Wales’ largest shopping centre, St David’s Cardiff, has published a list of the shops and restaurants that have taken the decision to close.
In the wake of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, businesses across the UK have taken the decision to the close the doors to customers. Some of the shops including Disney and Apple closed their doors last week, but following yesterday’s announcement by UK government, many other shops have now closed.
Boris Johnson has asked cafes, pubs and restaurants to close from Friday night – except for take-away food in order to help fight against coronavirus.
Nightclubs, theatres, cinemas, gyms and leisure centres have also been told to close “as soon as they reasonably can”.
89 new cases have tested positive for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wales, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 280, although the true number of cases is likely to be higher.
In a statement published on the shopping centre’s website, a spokesperson has said:
“We are following all guidelines issued by Public Health Wales and continue to take a stringent and proactive approach to the cleanliness and hygiene of St David’s.
“We are taking a robust approach to the cleaning of common touch areas, including seating areas, handrails, lifts and escalator handrails, bathrooms and door handles.”
The following stores have taken the decision to close:
- Auntie Anne’s
- Build a Bear
- Calvin Klein
- Cosy Club
- Disney Store
- Ed’s Diner
- Frankie & Benny’s
- Jo Malone
- Kin & Ilk
- Michael Kors
- Mount Fuji
- Moss Bros.
- Pret A Manger
- River Island
- The Ivy
- The North Face
- The White Company (as of 7pm on 21/3)
- Treetop Adventure Golf
- Victoria Secret
- Virgin Holidays
- Vivienne Westwood
This list is correct at the time of publishing.
St David’s Shopping Centre added:
“Please note that all cafes and restaurants will be closed as of 21/03/20, but some may still offer takeaway options.”