Suggesting people to avoid theatres was something which many would say was ill advised from Boris Johnson. Mainly because the theatres that closed due to fears of avoidance were not able to claim insurance.
However, now the UK government are in the process of ramping up their procedures in this unprecedented time. And they have demanded all theatres, cinemas, gyms, restaurants and pubs to close tonight (Friday 20th March).
This is what many would consider as a late move from Boris Johnson, however finally some theatres may be able to claim compensation due to the demands from the government. And the theatre industry may not have as many casualties.
Written by Lewis C. Baird