Ryde Superbowl says it is 'absolutely devastated' to again be forced to delay its reopening, due to coronavirus.

The business on Ryde Esplanade had to close in March, at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown. 

It was due to open tomorrow (Saturday) but, in an eleventh-hour turnaround announced at a briefing earlier today, Prime Minster Boris Johnson said he was pausing a further easing of the restrictions.

Bowling alleys and casinos - labelled "high risk" businesses - must remain closed.

Large crowds are not allowed to gather for sport and wedding receptions cannot take place.

Mr Johnson also said face coverings in other indoor settings - such as a museums - would become mandatory.

Read more of what was said HERE: Prime Minister to deliver statement on coronavirus restrictions.

Read more: Coronavirus: Boris Johnson delays further easing of lockdown until August 15

Giving its reaction to today's announcement, Ryde Superbowl said it was worried for the future.

It told the County Press: "The summer period is what keeps us going. All our regulars and league bowlers are disappointed too.

"We were ready to go on 4th July....then 1st August....we had everything in place to ensure a safe experience for our customers. 

"Let's just hope we are able to reopen on August 15 and make the most of the last few weeks of summer."