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Full list of businesses that can open or must closure during lockdown confirmed by government

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Full list of businesses that can open or must closure during lockdown confirmed by government


A FULL list of the businesses that can open and close during the second lockdown has been published by the government.

On Saturday night Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed that pubs, bars and non-essential retail would close from midnight on Wednesday to help with the fight against coronavirus.

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Boots is one of the retailers which will be allowed to stay open

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Boots is one of the retailers which will be allowed to stay openCredit: PA:Press Association

But the full list of businesses that will be affected by the closures has now been published.

On Saturday, Boris Johnson has told the nation they must “stay at home” for four weeks from Thursday in a fresh lockdown to “protect the NHS and save lives”.

The lockdown is set to last from Thursday until December 2 in an attempt to save the nation’s Christmas.

Supermarkets won’t have to follow the Welsh example of fencing off non-essential goods.

Pubs and restaurants will have to close unless they can provide takeaway or deliveries.

They won’t be able to serve takeaway pints – unless ordered via an app, the documents reveal.

Non-essential shops are still allowed to offer delivery and click and collect services.

During the first national lockdown announced at the end of March, non-essential retailers included electronics and clothing stores.

The businesses that are allowed to stay open are:

  • Food retailers, including food markets, supermarkets, convenience stores and corner shops
  • Off licenses and licensed shops selling alcohol (including breweries)
  • Pharmacies (including non-dispensing pharmacies) and chemists
  • Newsagents
  • Hardware stores
  • Building merchants, and building services
  • Petrol stations
  • Car repair and MOT services
  • Bicycle shops
  • Taxi or vehicle hire businesses
  • Banks, building societies, credit unions, short term loan providers, savings clubs, cash points, currency exchanges and money transfer shops
  • Post offices
  • Funeral directors
  • Laundrettes and dry cleaners
  • Dental services, opticians, audiology services, chiropody, chiropractors, osteopaths and other
    medical or health services, including services relating to mental health
  • Veterinary surgeons and pet shops
  • Agricultural supplies shop
  • Storage and distribution facilities, including delivery drop off or collection points
  • Car parks
  • Public toilets
  • Garden centres
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The businesses that must close are:

  • Restaurants
  • Non-essential retail
  • Cafes, unless canteens or hospital kitchens
  • Bars and pubs
  • Cinemas
  • Theatres
  • Nightclubs
  • Bingo halls
  • Concert halls
  • Museums and galleries
  • Casinos
  • Betting shops and adult gaming centres
  • Spas
  • Nail, beauty salons, hair salons and barbers
  • Tanning salons
  • Massage parlours
  • Strip clubs
  • Tattoo and piercing parlours
  • Skating rinks
  • Dance studios, fitness studios, gyms, sports courts,
    swimming pools, bowling alleys, amusement arcades, playgrounds or soft play areas or other
    indoor leisure centres or facilities, including indoor games, recreation and entertainment venues
  • Circuses, funfairs and fairgrounds (whether outdoors or indoors), theme parks and adventure
    parks and activities
  • Outdoor sports centres or amenities, including water sports, stables, shooting and archery
    venues, golf courses, driving ranges, outdoor gyms, outdoor swimming pools, water parks and
    aquaparks
  • Outdoor markets (except for livestock markets, stalls selling food and any other retailer)
  • Car showrooms and auction houses
  • Visitor attractions, such as zoos, safari parks, farms and wildlife centres
  • Conferences and exhibition halls

Other measures announced by Mr Johnson include schools and nurseries remaining open.

International travel, except where it is for work, will be banned.

You won’t be able to stay overnight away from home, while travel is discouraged.

There will also be a nationwide ban on people mixing indoors – except for childcare.

We have a list of what retailers are doing in the second lockdown, including their plans for click and collect and delivery.

Meanwhile GPs have been told by the government to prepare to give out vaccines to over 85s and NHS staff.

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