Casinos and Betting shops lockdown ordered in the UK

All the betting shops, bingo halls and casinos in the country have been ordered by the UK government to temporarily shut down their operations in order to to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The UK is following the example of other EU countries and is being in lockdown protocol. Besides gambling businesses, the lockdown order effects restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs, theatres, cinemas, gyms, museums and other premises which were also ordered to temporarily close.

Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of Exchequer announced plans to help protect jobs that were affected by the closures: “That means workers in any part of the UK can retain their job, even if their employer cannot afford to pay them, and be paid at least 80% of their salary. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will cover the cost of wages backdated to March 1st and will be open initially for at least three months – and I will extend the scheme for longer if necessary”.

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