It’s believed Wallsend diggers have been directed to close this afternoon, it’s believed to be Covid related, but this is not confirmed at this stage.

One Facebook user has posted a photo showing Covid cleaners in a near by car park.

I understand the Wallsend Diggers & Mezz Bar has been shut down this afternoon.
i am seeking further information and will update you when I have been briefed.

Sonia Hornery MP

We will keep you updated as this story develops.