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Pier closed in line with Government instructions

  • 23 March, 2020
  • On the pier

 

Bosses
at Clacton Pier have closed the landmark attraction in line with Government
instructions.

The
decision was taken following the Prime Minister’s press conference on Friday
(20/3/20) and all public areas were shut by 8pm.

The
Pier will remain closed until such times that the Government announces that
leisure premises can reopen.

Director
Billy Ball said that directors and managers kept a very close eye on the advice
given out by Boris Johnson and talked to colleagues in the industry.

“Clacton
Pier is totally committed to supporting the effort to reduce the impact of
Coronavirus and as a result we took immediate action to close to the public
until further notice,” he said.

“This
action was taken in line with the instructions of the Prime Minister on Friday.
We thank all our customers for their fantastic support and look forward to
seeing them again as soon as possible.”

Mr
Ball added that it will be necessary to have a very small number of staff on
the Pier during the period of closure.

“We
will be working hard to ensure our important heritage landmark is properly
looked after and safeguarded.

“These
will be a minimum number of security, maintenance and admin staff – who will be
keeping a safe distance away from each other while carrying out their duties – while
some others will be working from home.

“This
is a very difficult and concerning time for all of us but together we can and
will get through this. Our message to everyone is to stay safe.”

Mr
Ball welcomed the moves the Government has taken to pay employees 80 per cent
of their wages which he said will be a huge help to them and the business.

“Other
measures – such as business loans – are also really important to keep firms
going throughout this period,” he added.

“It
will enable us to be in a better position to pick up the reins and reopen once
we reach that stage.”

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