Fourteen branches of the Cumberland Building Society in Cumbria will shut from Monday in response to the coronavirus.

The building society said services will be centralised temporarily into its regional hub branches to help continue providing services around the county.

The branches affected in Cumbria are:

  • Ambleside
  • Appleby
  • Aspatria
  • Carlisle's Denton Street branch
  • Cleator Moor
  • Dalston
  • Egremont
  • Keswick
  • Longtown
  • Maryport
  • Silloth
  • Ulverston
  • Windermere
  • Workington's Murray Road branch

Also affected are Gretna, Haltwhistle, Langholm, Lockerbie and Preston.

Its regional hubs are in Cockermouth, Penrith, Whitehaven, Workington's Pow Street, Wigton, Carlisle's Fisher Street, Kingstown Road and Rosehill offices, Dumfries, Kendal, Lancaster and Barrow.

Brampton is also a hub and is set to reopen on Friday, March 27 after a revamp.

The Cumberland said it was also introducing extra social distancing measures for the safety of customers and staff in the branches which will remain operating.

The temporary measures have been introduced to protect staff and customers, it said.

It said many of its staff may fall within the 'at risk' category and will stay at home as a precaution, are self-isolating or are caring for family members.

It added: "This has impacted availability.

"Therefore, in order to maintain a branch service we have temporarily relocated some of our smaller branch services into a number of hub branches around the region."

It added: "These actions will help us to limit face-to-face interactions and ensure we have enough healthy colleagues to allow us to provide a continued service over the coming weeks and months."

ATMs at Cleator Moor, Egremont, Gretna, Keswick, Maryport and Denton Street will also be out of service.

A statement on its website said: "Current account customers can continue to use internet and mobile banking.

"For all other queries, please contact your nearest alternative branch.

"We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience this may cause. We aim to restore our services as soon as we possibly can."