Westonbirt Arboretum has announced its immediate closure to visitors due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

The arboretum was open to restricted numbers on Sunday, but reports suggest a number of visitors were flouting the social distancing guidelines.

A spokesman for the arboretum said: "The most important thing for Forestry England is to keep the public, our staff and volunteers safe.

"We will keep monitoring the situation closely and follow the latest advice from Public Health England."

The following events have now been cancelled:

Duathlon, March 29

Easter Family Arts and Craft activities, April 6 to April 17

Tree Climbing, April 10 & May 27

ARB Show, May 15 and 16

Spring Exhibitions

Great Oak Hall tours