THE O2 Arena has temporarily closed down to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
The venue has also postponed all events planned to go ahead throughout March and April, including those at Indigo at The O2.
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ICON Outlet, Up at The O2, and the entertainment district has also been closed until further notice.
The concert venue has decided to temporarily shut shop following government advice to avoid all non-essential travel and non-essential social contact.
Postponed gigs include musician David Gray, who was due to perform there later this week as part of his 20th anniversary tour, and Planet Earth II in concert.
Evanescence & Within Temptation concert planned for April 7 has also been postponed for a later date.
What to do if your event is cancelled or postponed
IN the first instance, you should approach the company which sold you the ticket.
If you bought your tickets directly from the event organiser or a specialist ticket retailer, such as See Tickets or Ticketmaster, you are entitled to some protections, according to consumer body Which?.
These firms are required by the industry’s regulatory body, the Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers, to refund the ticket’s face value price when an event is cancelled.
If the event is rescheduled and you're unable to make the new date, you can also request a refund.
However, it is unlikely you’ll get the delivery costs or booking fees back.
Unfortunately if you purchased tickets from a secondary seller you may have less luck
These sellers do not face the same requirements and so are not required to give you a refund – although some may.
For example, Viagogo customers are protected by the company's guarantee, which means in the event of a cancellation you would get a full refund.
If an event has been postponed, the company says it would contact buyers and sellers with more information about next steps.
StubHub told The Sun that all tickets to an event that's been cancelled will be fully refunded.
Either way, the best thing to do is to contact the company which sold you the ticket.
However, it's not yet clear whether Snoop Dogg's gig on April 15 and two dates Harry Styles is set to play, April 22 and 23, will still go ahead.
Tickets for postponed events will automatically be transferred to the rescheduled dates.
If the event can't be rescheduled it will be cancelled and the tickets will be refunded in full.
In a statement published on its website, the organisation said: "The O2 is an amazing place because of our fans, artists and partners, and our dedicated staff who make it all possible.
"The welfare of all of these people is of paramount importance to us and right now, it is more than ever."
It continued: "We ask you to stay positive during these unprecedented times, and remember that music has the power to help you reduce stress and anxiety.
"We will be back as soon as we can and will help lift the nation’s spirits again."
It's the latest firm to close its doors to help prevent the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus.
McDonald's has announced that it will close all restaurants from this evening, including its takeaway service.
The move has prompted other food outlets to do the same, including Nando's and Costa.
Today, London Pride also postponed its annual parade.
The UK death toll hit 281 yesterday as 1.5million vulnerable people have been told to lock down for 12 weeks.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned he may ban all Brits from leaving their homes within the next 24 hours unless they follow the social distancing rule and stay six feet apart.
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LOCK away your fake eyelashes and vajazzles — as The Only Way Is Essex is the latest TV victim of the coronavirus outbreak.
Cast and producers on the show had hoped to continue with filming, with the start of the next series scheduled to start on Tuesday.
But ITV bosses have decided that they will delay production on the new series until later this year.
A source said: “There have been lengthy discussions with the cast, and it just wouldn’t have worked without a busy social scene and going to clubs and their shops.
“So bosses have decided to wait until later in the year when the crisis has calmed down a bit. It’s not worth the risk.
A set source said: "TOWIE relies on signature set pieces and glossy events, set in glamorous locations around Essex and involves a big cast of regulars and extras. It's also all about friendships and relationships, so the social lives of our cast members are at the heart of the show."
They added: "In light of the current guidance from Public Health England and the World Health Organisation to practice social distancing, the best thing to do to keep our cast and crew as safe and secure as possible would be to postpone filming.
"We look forward to TOWIE returning later in the year when it will celebrate its tenth birthday."
An ITV spokesman said last night: “After much consideration, it has been decided that the upcoming series of The Only Way Is Essex will be postponed until later in the year.”
The next time it is back on screen will be for the tenth anniversary series — set to star originals such as Mark Wright and Amy Childs.
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