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has postponed all train services until the end of next month as a result of coronavirus infection fears.
In a message on its Facebook page it says: “The safety and well-being of our volunteers, staff and customers is of paramount importance and we are monitoring the situation daily and following all Government guidelines.
“Due to the changing situation regarding COVID-19 and Government advice surrounding gatherings, it is with regret we feel it is both necessary and sensible to postpone our train services with immediate effect until the end of April. Customers who have purchased tickets will be contacted over the next two days.
“This is going to be a challenging time for all heritage railways as we rely on footfall to keep us running. Your understanding, patience and co-operation is appreciated and we thank you all in advance for your ongoing support.”
Another coronavirus casualty is the popular Llangollen Walking Festival.
In a message to llanblogger it says: “It is with enormous regret that we are forced to cancel the Llangollen Walking Festival 2020.
“The committee has taken this very difficult decision however, we believe it is the right thing to do. The health and safety of everyone is a top priority and we must all play our part to reduce the spread COVID-19.
“For everyone who has paid for their walk(s) we offer three options:
1: carry your booking over to 2021.
2: donate your booking fee to our charity (Nightingale House Hospice).
3: ask for a refund (the Eventbrite booking fee will be deducted as this is taken at source).
Please email us with your preferred option - hello@TREKsmart.net”
Also reducing its operations is Llangollen Town Council.
It has sent out a message to the public saying: “At present no member of the Town Council staff is showing any signs of illness whatsoever.
“However, as from Wednesday 18thMarch 2020, it is requested that any business to be conducted with the Town Council Office is either done by email or by calling 07886 889454 to minimise contact with staff members.
“This is a preventative measure taken to ensure that Town Council business is not compromised with either staff having to self-isolate or be absent through illness.
“As from the Saturday 21st March2020 the Town Hall, Chamber and Town Council Offices will be closed for a period of twelve weeks until Monday 15th June 2020 as prescribed in recent UK Government advice.”
Town Council contacts are:
The Town Council has also sent out copies of a coronavirus advice leaflet which was distributed by volunteers.
St Collen's vicar, Father Less Taylor, has sent out a message to say that all church services and gatherings for public worship have been cancelled until further notice.
This includes regular Sunday services and weekday services.
He explains: “This instruction has come to us from the Church in Wales who have followed government guidance.”
The Courtyard Cafe says it is making available most of its main meals as frozen ready dinners for its customers to take home.
Choices, it says, are Welsh lamb’s liver and onions mash and peas, beef or veg lasagne with garlic bread and coleslaw, steak and kidney pie with mash and peas, All are £5.
A message on Facebook adds: “Our whole menu is available to take away, i.ejacket potatoes, baguettes, pannini, quiche.”
Premier Cars (Llangollen and Chirk) says it is still running, from 8am to midnight,and remonds people it also does shopping runs.
Glanrafon Chapel in its own message says: “In line with the national effort to curb the impact of the coronavirus and our personal circumstances the services at Glanrafon Chapel, Princess Street have been suspended for the time being.
“Our bookshop will also be closed. Please see our site www.glanrafon.org for live sermons 11am and 6pm on Sundays and further information.”
A new Facebook page has been set up by Llangollen Health Centre carrying coronavirus advice and information.
You can see it at: https://www.facebook.com/South-Wrexham-Cluster-of-GP-Practices-100434138268393/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARCwxcrvy-SywcPThpzCRCQ1gr9EFQgw961xHAmZROd-BP9uTdHvc0SMdQPxxPu6Ti4JAI-Fqn669PQP
Chirk Castle has announced that its café and shop will be closed from Saturday 21 March in response to the government's advice during the coronavirus outbreak.
A message says: “The Estate will remain open for walking, the car park can be used, and the toilets at Home Farm will be maintained and available for use.
“This is in line with the government current advice on social distancing, and we believe that it is important there are still outdoor spaces for people to use. If the government advice changes this policy might be changed, so please check our Facebook page or website before travelling.”
All McDonald’s restaurants in the UK and Ireland will become takeaways, drive-throughs and delivery operations as the company attempts to cope with the coronavirus outbreak.
In a statement, chief executive Paul Pomroy wrote: “Our restaurants will remain open for as long as it is safe to do so.