The five star Lough Erne Resort has confirmed today, Saturday, that it closing temporarily to protect "the health and safety of our valued team, resort members, guests and suppliers". 

The move comes after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a further lockdown to combat the coronavirus pandemic. 

A statement from the Lough Erne Resort Management Team commented: "It is with great sadness that we have taken the decision to temporarily close the resort and facilities with immediate effect today, Saturday, March 21.

"This has been an incredibly difficult decision to make, but the health and safety of our valued team, resort members, guests and suppliers is our utmost priority." 

The Resort says it will be on contact with guests who have already made bookings. 

The statement continued: "If you have a reservation with the resort for arrival up to June 30, 2020, our reservations team will be in contact with you as soon as possible.

"Due to the high volume of calls we kindly request that you await our phone call. If you have an urgent query please contact:

"We will continue to communicate with you in relation to a reopening date in line with the government guidance on COVID-19.

"We hope you will all stay safe in these unprecedented times and take this opportunity to thank you for your valued support over the years.

"We look forward to welcoming you back with the warm Fermanagh hospitality you’ve come to expect in the near future."