ULVERSTON flower shop Floral and Hardy has closed its doors amid the Coronavirus pandemic, and is urging other businesses to do the same.

The store said: “Be a responsible business and close your doors if you don’t sell essential items.

“Keep yourselves safe, and the public - it’s simple: stay at home and let the NHS survive.”

The flower shop, located on Market Place, closed on Sunday for the foreseeable future.

The store said: “I know that all my lovely customers will understand and we will return as soon as we can.”