Coronavirus: Popular Doncaster restaurant announces closure - but not until after this weekend

A popular Doncaster town centre restaurant has announced it is closing its doors because of coronavirus – but not until after this weekend.

Tuesday, 17th March 2020, 8:58 am
Updated Tuesday, 17th March 2020, 10:59 am

Cosmo in the Frenchgate Centre has said it will temporarily shut – but not with immediate effect.

Yesterday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson advised people to stay away from pubs, clubs and restaurants to help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic – but didn’t go as far as ordering places to shut, as in some other European countries.

In a post on Facebook, a spokesman for Cosmo said: “Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health and well-being of the community, we have taken the decision to temporarily close Cosmo Doncaster as of Monday 23 March until further notice.

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Cosmo in Doncaster is closing after this weekend.

“We have had no confirmed cases amongst our staff but to ensure no spread in our restaurants, Cosmo Doncaster will be temporarily closed.

“Apologies for any inconvenience caused to any bookings made for this period - the health and well-being of all our staff and customers is our priority and we will still continue to monitor the situation closely and follow all Government guidelines stringently.

“Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.”

The Government is expected to announce a raft of financial measures later today to help lesiure venues affected by the shutdown.

People have been told to avoid cinemas, theatres and other leisure venues in a bid to beat coronavirus.