The Leavesden set where all eight movies were filmed will close from 8pm tonight until further notice.
More than a decade ago, the magical sets – including The Cupboard Under the Stairs, The Great Hall, Diagon Alley and Privet Drive – were built inside a 538,196 sq ft former WWII aircraft hangar. It was officially opened to the public by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2013.
Although no cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed at the site, the studio regularly welcomes more than 6,000 visitors a day, and so the wizarding world is closing as a precaution.
This year's Slytherin-focused tour which was scheduled to launch in April is also likely to be postponed.
The studio has released a statement saying tickets booked up to and including April 3 will be fully refunded.
Grab the keys to the Ford, we’re off to The Burrow.
Daniel Radcliffe’s West End play ‘Endgame’ has also closed early.
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