The Venue theatre space at the Curve in Slough shut today as the borough council followed government advice for people to avoid unnecessary social contact.

The Venue is a popular space for shows and public events to be staged - but the main body of the Curve housing the town's new library and register office will remain open.

The registration service will continue to operate to record births, deaths and marriages. But assistance with the European Settlement Scheme is suspended until further notice.

The MyCouncil centre at Landmark Place in High Street will remain open.

Slough Borough Council is also in discussion with leisure strategy partners Everyone Active and housing partners Osborne Property Services Ltd about possible changes to services as the national situation evolves.

Josie Wragg, chief executive, said: "The council has plans in place to deal with such situations and will continue to work hard to provide as many services it can to residents. We are working in unprecedented circumstances.

“We are constantly reviewing what services we are providing and how that sits with the Government and medical advice.

“However, we are in a good position to keep services running and continue to support residents in the borough.

“The council is working hard to maintain provision in the critical services as the situation progresses so those who need our services and those who are vulnerable, are helped.

“We have made the difficult decision to suspend theatre provision at The Curve and one of the registrar’s offerings and hope the residents of Slough will work with us to ensure people stay safe.”