KEY Halton Council's buildings including The Brindley Theatre and Kingsway Leisure Centre are to close from tomorrow, Thursday.

Other sites earmarked for closure, which will last until Sunday, April 26 include Brookvale Recreation Centre, Runcorn Swimming Pool, Frank Myler Pavillion, Halton Lea Library (Runcorn Shopping City), Widnes Library (Kingsway Learning Centre) and Ditton Library.

In a released statement the council said the closures would allow them to focus all efforts on providing essential services to the most vulnerable in the community and those at most risk.

The statement read: "All events at libraries during this period have been cancelled or postponed. If you have books due for return, please keep these until buildings have reopened. You will be able to continue to use our digital services including Pressreader and Borrowbox More information can be found on our website at libraries.

"We will make the decision to reopen buildings based on the government advice at the time.

"If you have purchased tickets for events taking place at The Brindley Theatre during this time, you will be offered an exchange of tickets, or a full refund. We kindly ask that customers do not contact the Box Office, as our teams will be contacting you soon with further details regarding cancelled and postponed events."