The nation entered a period of national mourning today after it was confirmed the Queen had sadly died, aged 96.

The tragic news was confirmed on Thursday evening after members of the royal family travelled to Balmoral, where the Queen was laying in rest.

Full national mourning guidance has been issued to sports, businesses and shops following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The guidance from the Cabinet Office was published Friday morning.

Floral tributes in Hereford as Queen's death mourned

Whether or not something closes following the death of the monarch is being left to individual institutions, though the guidance does suggest the country could experience a shutdown on the day of the Queen’s funeral.

The Government is set to leave it up to organisations whether to suspend their business during the period of national mourning.

The Premier League and English Football League are among the sports matches to be called off this weekend.

Schools across the UK are set to remain open following the Queen’s death after the Department for Education issued guidance.

List of Herefordshire cancellations, closures and postponements after Queen's death

  • Bromyard Folk Festival will not be holding the torchlight procession through town this evening, but the main event at Broadbridge is still going ahead.
  • The Entertainer, which has a shop in Commercial Street, has closed all its shops today (Friday)
  • Greyhound Rugby Club, in Grandstand Road, has closed its clubhouse today (Friday)
  • The FA has confirmed all football fixtures will be postponed this weekend, including Hereford's in the National League North
  • Hereford Pride, due to take place at the racecourse on September 17, has been postponed
  • Sunday's Sellebrity Soccer, due to take place at Hereford FC's Edgar Street ground, has been postponed until November 6
  • Radnor Young Farmers' Club has cancelled its dance due to take place after the Kington Show tomorrow (Saturday), but the show will still go ahead
  • Hereford Fire Station's open day due to take place tomorrow (Saturday) will now not go ahead.
  • Hereford Leisure Centre's community thank you event due to run this Sunday (September 11) will be cancelled as a mark of respect.

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