BRADFORD'S Broadway Shopping Centre is closed until further notice, it confirmed this morning.

It comes amid the UK lockdown, announced by Boris Johnson yesterday, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a tweet, published just before 8am this morning, Broadway says its closure is in line with the Prime Minister's announcement, although it also says that "essential retailers will remain open."

The tweet also says that the centre's car park will be closed, too.

In a statement, Ian Ward, General Manager at the Broadway, said:

"The safety of our customers, colleagues and the communities we serve is paramount and following the Government announcement yesterday evening, the majority of The Broadway, Bradford is temporarily closed until further notice. 

"This also includes the closure of the car parking facilities due to the mall access required to exit the car park on foot. Only essential retailers will remain open to serve the community in this unpredicted period. 

"We will continue to closely monitor the rapidly evolving situation of COVID-19 and will ensure we are adhering to all Government guidance. We will update our website should the situation develop

The full tweet, posted by @TheBroadwayBrad, reads: