The Harris to close in response to coronavirus advice

Posted on - 19th March, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Health, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News
The Harris Pic: Tony Worrall
The Harris is set to close temporarily Pic: Tony Worrall

The Harris will temporarily close its doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.


The closure will take effect from Friday 20 March, however artwork can still be viewed online via virtual tours on the new Harris website.

Cabinet member for culture and leisure, Councillor Peter Kelly, said: “These are unprecedented times. As a council we are stringently following Government and public health guidance and have not made these decisions lightly.

“We all have a responsibility to follow advice to minimise the risks associated with the Covid-19 virus and these temporary closures allow our visitors, along with our colleagues, to maintain social distancing.

“Staff at the council will continue to work in providing essential services to the residents of Preston, but we ask for your patience and understanding while we try our best to carry on as much as possible.”

The Reception desk at the Town Hall and the Preston City Council-run Pavilion Café in Avenham Park will also close to visitors until further notice.

Many council services and functions can be accessed or incidents reported via the Preston City Council website.

Read more: Blog Preston wants to help small businesses in Preston affected by coronavirus – here’s how

What do you think of the closures? Let us know in the comments.

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