Following Boris Johnson's 'lockdown' announcement, a Dorchester shopping complex has announced a mass closure of its retailers.

With an escalation of coronavirus social distancing measures, Brewery Square is now closed for all retailers except those providing essential goods and services. This includes those selling food and groceries, Touts Pharmacy and the Atrium Health Centre.

Shoppers are being asked to check retailers’ social media channels and websites for news on individual store closures or opening times.

A spokesperson for Brewery Square said: "The situation is evolving quickly so please be aware that published opening hours may vary among retailers and change at short notice.

"We are working hard to ensure that we can continue to provide a level of service to support retailers who are continuing to trade and serving their communities at this time.

"We would like to thank our retailers who are all working extremely hard in very challenging and unprecedented circumstances to ensure visitors are able to access goods and services. We would appreciate your support in respecting government’s advice to adhere to social distancing."