THE pantomime running at Rhyl Pavilion Theatre will come to an early end.

Performances of Cinderella, from Boxing Day until New Year's Eve, have been cancelled.

This is in response to new restrictions in Wales coming into force on Boxing Day.

In a statement, Pavilion Theatre Rhyl said: "After careful consideration, and in line with other theatres in the region, Rhyl Pavilion’s pantomime performances from Boxing Day until New Year’s Eve will be cancelled. The logistics of applying the ‘rule of six’ and also adhering to social distancing within the auditorium is sadly not feasible.

"The Box Office will contact all ticket holders to arrange a refund or exchange. Pantomime customers will be prioritised and we ask you to bear with us until you are called by one of our team.

"The panto programme is running as advertised until Christmas Eve and tickets are still available."

The following safety measures will be introduced at facilities under Denbighshire Leisure from Sunday, December 26:

• Leisure Centres (including attractions) will return to social distancing principles.

A spokesperson added: "We request all customers to respect this. Customers will be encouraged to make use of the sanitising stations throughout the centres, and our staff will continue with enhanced cleaning regimes.

"Customers will also need to wear face masks whilst in the centres, apart from when exercising.

"At the current time, we will not be introducing a booking system for fitness suites. This will remain under review."

• Restaurants and cafes will re-introduce table service, social distancing principles and the recording of customer contact information.

"We will also be following the guidance from Welsh Government on the ‘rule of six’ per booking," the spokesperson said.

"Customers will be required to wear masks when they are moving around the restaurant.

"Our food and beverage facilities will of course continue with their enhanced cleaning regimes."

Read our Panto review here.

From Boxing Day, the alert level two measures in Wales will mean:

  • A general requirement of two-metre social distancing in all premises open to the public and workplaces, where reasonable.
  • The rule of six will apply to gatherings in regulated premises, such as hospitality, cinemas and theatres.
  • All licensed premises will need to take additional measures to protect customers and staff, including table service and collecting contact details.
  • Face coverings will be required in hospitality settings at all times apart from when seated.
  • Large events will not be allowed indoors or outdoors. The maximum number of people who can gather at an indoor event will be 30 and 50 outdoors.
  • There will be an exception for team sports, up to 50 spectators will be able to gather, in addition to those taking part. There is also an exception for events involving children.

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