Who Needs to Close & Who Stays Open?

Who Needs to Close & Who Stays Open?
Full list of businesses that have to close – and those that can stay open – in national lockdown. With the number of coronavirus cases rapidly rising across the whole of the UK, the Prime Minister announced a second national lockdown with strict measures in place.

The “circuit-breaker” national lockdown begins on Thursday, November 5, and continues until Wednesday, December 2.

Businesses which have to close – All non-essential retail such as:

Clothing stores
Electronics stores
Vehicle showrooms
Travel agents
Betting shops
Auction houses
Car washes
Tobacco and vape shops

Hospitality facilities such as:


Indoor and outdoor leisure and sports facilities such as:

Bowling alleys
Leisure centres
Water and theme parks
Swimming pools
Golf courses and driving ranges
Dance studios
Stables and riding centres
Soft play facilities
Climbing walls and climbing centres
Archery and shooting ranges

Entertainment venues such as:

Concert halls
Museums and galleries
Adult gaming centres and arcades
Bingo halls
Botanical gardens
Zoos and other animal attractions

Personal care facilities such as:

Hair, beauty and nail salons
Tattoo parlours
Massage parlours
Body and skin piercing services
Tanning salons
Non-medical acupuncture

Places of worship will also be closed unless they are being used for:

To broadcast acts of worship
Individual prayer
Formal childcare or where part of a school
Essential voluntary and public services, such as blood donation or food banks
Other exempted activities such as some support groups

Full list of businesses forced to close

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Businesses which can remain open
Essential retail such as:

Food shops
Garden centres

Other retailers providing essential goods and services as well as:

Hotels, hostels and other accommodation- but only for those who have to travel for work purposes and for a limited number of other exemptions set out in law


Public services will also remain open such as:

NHS and medical services like GPs.
Jobcentre Plus sites
Civil Registrations Offices

Source: Chroniclelive

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