All the cancellations or closures after the Queen died – from shops to football 

THE nation is in mourning following the death of the Queen, and this will be reflected in our day-to-day lives over the coming days.

From shops to sporting events, here is what to expect when it comes to closures and cancellations over the next 10 days.

Shops are not obliged to close during the mourning period, however some may choose to as a mark of respect.

But the day of the Queen’s funeral will be an official day of mourning and many businesses are expected to shut.

Outlets deemed essential, such as supermarkets, banks and post offices, will likely remain open.

Children will continue to attend class as the nation mourns the Queen.

Schools have been ordered to stay open over the next 10 days.
It is for sporting bodies to decide whether fixtures go ahead or not.

Day two of the test match between England and South Africa at The Oval today has been cancelled as cricket pays respect.

The EFL also postponed the two scheduled fixtures for Friday evening, and horse racing was stopped until further notice at Southwell and Chelmsford last night.

Tournament organisers also confirmed there will be no play at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on September 9.

The Premier League is yet to announce plans for upcoming games.

But chiefs are expected to make a decision whether to cancel this weekend’s fixtures later today.

It is thought likely bosses will agree that calling off matches is the right thing to do.

Performances will continue at theatres across the country, but many will dim the lights and observe a minute’s silence before opening.

Some also plan to play the national anthem and open books of condolences for audiences to sign.

Pubs and restaurants
As with shops, it is down to individual establishments whether to close during the nation’s period of mourning.

Many will remain open so Brits can gather to remember the monarch.

However, on the Isle of Man, all pubs will be closed for 24 hours from September 9.

Some tourist attractions will close over the coming days to “respectfully mark the passing of Her Majesty”.

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, and Wakehurst in Sussex announced they won’t be open to the public on September 9.

But like shops, pubs and restaurants, it is for individual sites to choose whether to shut.

Media coverage will reflect the mourning period – with TV and radio stations following a code of conduct.

On-screen BBC presenters will wear black over the next 10 days.

Comedy programming on the BBC will be suspended, and DJs will be advised to play inoffensive music.

Other channels are not required to alter planned broadcasting, but many will likely choose to.

Shows such as EastEnders, Emmerdale, Celebrity Masterchef and a documentary about Katie Price’s life have all been scrapped.

And filming for the Netflix series The Crown has paused.

When details are finalised, the Queen’s funeral will be televised around the world.

Rail and postal strikes due to take place over the coming days were called off following the news of Her Majesty’s passing.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union were due to walk out on September 15 and 17 in a dispute over pay and conditions.

But its general secretary Mick Lynch confirmed the action was suspended so staff could “join the whole nation in paying its respects”.

Communication Workers Union members, which represents staff at Royal Mail, had also planned a 48-hour walkout on September 9.

But this has also been called off out of respect for Her Majesty’s service to the country and her family, General secretary Dave Ward said.

The train drivers union Aslef has also postponed a planned strike on September 15.

And the Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) joined the chorus of unions saying they will also not walk out on September 26.

The Rail Delivery Group said train timetables would be back to normal now that strikes were not going ahead.

Employers are not obliged to give workers days off during the mourning period – but they may be given certain advice.

For example, civil servants have been advised about how they should dress during this time.

Urgent government business – including dealing with the cost of living crisis – will continue.

And the Commons is expected to sit on Saturday and possibly even Sunday, but all other government business will be scrapped.

The new PM, Liz Truss, will not be able to make any major announcements for the next ten days – and visits, press releases and new policy announcements will all be binned.

It may mean Ms Truss’ emergency budget – pencilled in for later this month – will have to be postponed.