A DUNFERMLINE restaurant have moved to inform the public that they have complied with a Government announcement to close.

The owners of Jack 'O'Bryan's have confirmed that they closed their doors on Friday after Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, told pubs, cafes and restaurants to shut in a bid to combat the Covid-19 outbreak.

The previous day, the family-run Chalmers Street business had posted a heartwarming message on social media about what they would stay open, prior to the announcement from Downing Street.

They had said that "if the Government decides that we should close, then we will close", but "until then, we're staying open. We're going to carry on trading as close to normal as possible."

But, following comments on social media, head chef Bryan Coghill, who works with son, Jack, who is chef patron, confirmed that the premises closed immediately following the Government's guidance.

On Friday, in an updated post on its Facebook page, they said: "Finally we have some answers and clearance to move forward in this situation for the hospitality industry and its staff.

"With immediate affect Jack 'O' Bryan's will close and stop providing meals within the restaurant.

"Looking forward we will now focus on providing a service to deliver meals safely for the elderly and everyone in self isolation.

"Thank you for all the support in the last few weeks in these very difficult times; we hope everyone stays safe!"

Bryan added: "We have been shut since Friday.

"Some businesses will be able to ride it out, some won't. Our main priority is to try and survive this."

Jack 'O' Bryan's opened in early 2019 and Jack, 20, was the youngest finalist in a nationwide scholarship competition which culminated at an awards ceremony in December.