WARRINGTON'S climbing centre will remain open - despite the latest closures of indoor entertainment centres.

Warrington Borough Council announced a raft of extra measures to control the spread of coronavirus on Friday evening.

It will see venues such as cinemas, bingo halls and bowling alleys close from 00.01am on Monday.

But climbing centres were wrongly added to the list.

They are classed as gyms under Government guidance, and therefore should be allowed to remain open.

So the Northwest Face, based in the former St Ann's Church building on Winwick Road, can stay open.

Owner David Billingham said: "We have been classed as a gym right throughout this, from back in March.

"And we have been open along with the rest of gyms since the end of July.

"We are in a big church building with the doors open either end, so it is like a wind tunnel.

"Warrington was the only climbing centre set to close so we were worried people would think we were doing something wrong.

"I have been impressed by the council response. I sent an email at 5pm, I got a call at 8pm last night, Friday, and at 7am on Saturday from Steven Broomhead (chief executive).

"So to have it sorted within 15 hours of being told we were going to have to close is really good."