Full list of closures and cancellations as Queen’s death sparks national mourning

The tragic news was confirmed Thursday night after members of the royal family traveled to Balmoral, where the queen was resting.

A statement from Buckingham confirming the news read: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.

“The King and Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow.”

The death of Britain’s longest-serving monarch in Scotland set plans in motion which were outlined in Operation Unicorn and Operation London Bridge which will bring major changes to everyday life during the period of mourning that will affect events, sport and the economy.


Queen Elizabeth II – a tribute


Will shops and the economy close?

The day of the Queen’s funeral will officially be a day of national mourning, but employers will not be legally required to give their employees a day off.

The funeral will reportedly take place on Monday September 19, meaning it will be a national holiday with memorial services across the UK.

This means that shops are either closed or have reduced opening hours while banks are closed.

Football, cricket, golf and other sporting events canceled

Sporting events scheduled for Friday have been cancelled as a mark of respect after the death of Her Majesty the Queen.

The ECB tweeted: “Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Friday’s game between England and South African men at The Oval, along with all scheduled Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy games, will not take place.

“Updates will be provided for games after Friday in due course.”

Play at PGA Championship Golf in Wentworth was suspended on Thursday night when the news broke and it was later confirmed there would be no play on Friday.

The English Football League said that after discussions with the Government and the wider sporting sector, reflections on its fixture plans would be made at the earliest possible stage.

school closings

Schools across the country are to be issued immediate guidance from the Ministry of Education after this death of the queen. Schools will reportedly be told whether to close on Friday.

That Department of Education said there would be “advice to all schools in due course, should [the Queen die]”.

It is expected that all school children will be able to observe the official national day of mourning on the day of their funeral, but it is not known whether schools will close before then.

Operation London Bridge suggests the government will not order companies to give their employees the day off, but the country is expected to take a day off to commemorate.


The life of the Queen in pictures


Royal Mail and rail strikes are cancelled

The Royal Mail has called off a strike planned for Friday, the Communication Workers Union said.

Meanwhile, members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union have suspended strikes planned for September 15 and 17 following the Queen’s death.

Her Secretary General Mick Lynch said: “RMT joins the nation in paying their respects to Queen Elizabeth. The planned rail strike action on September 15th and 17th is suspended.

“We extend our deepest condolences to her family, friends and the country.”

BBC, ITV and others announce changes in TV schedule

Major UK broadcasters including the BBC and ITV have announced changes to the television schedule following the Queen’s death.

Programs such as EastEnders, Emmerdale, Celebrity Masterchef and more have all been canceled due to ongoing media coverage since the Queen’s death was confirmed.

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