Airport lounges look set to be the next casualty of the coronavirus pandemic, with London’s Heathrow Airport this weekend closing almost all of its business and first class lounges following a decree by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to shut down social hubs such as pubs, clubs, restaurants, cinemas, theatres and gyms across the country.

British Airways had already locked the doors of several lounges at its Heathrow Terminal 5 home last week, from the invitation-only Concorde Room to its T5 Galleries North and T5B Galleries spaces, with Qantas set to pull down the shutters on its Terminal 3 lounge once the last flight back to Australia departed on Friday March 27.