The London Heliport, the capital’s only CAA-licensed helipad, is the latest facility to close amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Located on the south bank of the River Thames in Battersea, the heliport will pause all operations with immediate effect until April 13 at the earliest. Forward bookings will also not be accepted.

The heliport will not provide full services until the national lockdown is lifted, abiding by advice from Public Health England and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. It will review its status nearer to the time of reopening.

Simon Hutchins, general manager of London Heliport, added:

“We would like to recognise the hard work and dedication of our team at the heliport. Everyone has been working tirelessly to ensure we adhere to Government guidance at all times.”

The London Heliport has been in operation since 1959 and was recently refurbished last year.