Coronavirus: Parkrun, National Trust, The Light Cinema, Stockport Beer Festival, Savoy Cinema

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Parkrun has cancelled all its events until at least the end of March to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

The Light Cinema in Stockport and the Savoy Cinema in Heaton Moor have both closed until at least the end of the month, while the Stockport Beer Festival has been cancelled.

There are thousands of parkrun events all over the UK on Saturday and Sunday mornings, with runs across South Manchester and Cheshire.

A statement read: “In line with public health advice, we have taken the decision to close all parkrun events across the United Kingdom with immediate effect.

“Initially, this closure will be in place until the end of March, however this is largely to bring all parkrun countries into the same time frame and we very much expect closures to continue through April at least.”

National Trust has announced all its cafes and restaurants will close on Friday but that a number of properties will be free to enter  ‘to encourage the nation to enjoy open space’.

Hilary McGrady said: “The National Trust was founded 125 years ago for the benefit of the entire nation. We want to honour our mission – to enable people and nature to thrive.

“Over the coming weeks we will do all that we can to keep on providing public benefit through caring for places and giving people access wherever possible.

“While we will close our indoor areas to help fight the spread of coronavirus, we recognise that people are likely to need access to open space.”

The Light Cinema at Redrock in Stockport has also temporarily closed. A statement read: “This is an extremely difficult time for everyone including our dedicated and passionate team and our fantastic customers and our thoughts are with anyone who has been impacted by the situation.

“We want to thank you for being a part of The Light. Once this period of hibernation is over, we look forward to welcoming you back.”

The Stockport Beer and Cider Festival planned for Edgeley Park in May is also off.