Drayton Manor closes indefinitely due to coronavirus pandemic – The Sun

DRAYTON Manor is remaining closed until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic, following the latest government advice.

The latest warning from the UK government urges the country to avoid all but essential travel as well as to maintain social distancing.

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The theme park was due to open on March 25 for the season, and is celebrating its 70th anniversary.

However, the latest statement explained: "Following recent advice from the Government surrounding Coronavirus, we are deeply saddened to announce that Drayton Manor Park will temporarily close until further notice.

"We will continue to closely monitor the situation over the next few weeks and respond, with speed, to any changes.

"This has not been an easy decision to make and we appreciate all the support from guests, employees and suppliers that are also feeling the impact of this Worldwide situation."

Managing Director, William Bryan added that it wasn't a decision "taken lightly".

He added: "We need to not only allow staff and their families to self-isolate if necessary, but also protect the future of the park financially."

He also said that the opening of the hotel has yet to be decided, but hoped to welcome people back later in 2020.

Guests are told not to get in contact with the park, and those who have tickets booked will be contacted in order of arrival dates.

Day ticket holders will be able to move their tickets to a later date, while season tickets will still be valid for the rest of the year.

The park was forced to close earlier this year due to flood damage from Storm Dennis.

Disneyland Paris has also closed, with all other Disney parks remaining shut due to coronavirus fears.

Center Parcs is to remain closed for the month.

Here is the latest advice for holiday destinations around the world, and whether you can or cannot enter the country.

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