A spokesman for the manner retail team, which owns chains like Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, Evans and Burton, explained retailer staff ”have not been made redundant”, but the business explained it would go on to “review the situation”.

The firm explained: “The well being and wellbeing of our staff, prospects and communities continues to be our greatest precedence and we go on to carefully comply with the government rules.

“In line with lots of other vendors the team has made the difficult final decision to near until finally even further discover all of our shops from 4pm this afternoon [20 March]. All retailer staff continue being staff in the course of this time and will be paid their ordinary spend for March furthermore any exceptional additional time payments, just after which we will evaluate this problem and will be holding our retailer teams updated.

“In the meantime we will be concentrating on our digital and social platforms to continue to keep our prospects engaged in the course of this demanding time.”