Ski resorts across Europe have shut down more than a month early as countries attempted to halt the spread of coronavirus.

Austria, France, Andorra, Italy, Norway, Spain and Switzerland have all closed their resorts this week as governments placed a limit on crowds and closed public places to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As well as disrupting holidays for tourists across Europe, seasonal staff are now out of a job more than a month before the European ski season was due to shut down at the end of April, and the beginning of May for some.