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Here are all the businesses closed due to the lockdown

Thousands of businesses across England will be obliged to shut again as the country is plunged into a third national lockdown.

Thousands of businesses across England will be obliged to shut again as the country is plunged into a third national lockdown.

Lockdown causes thousands of closures

The drastic measure was announced by Boris Johnson last night. It means that people have to stay at home except for essential travel and exercise.

The Prime Minister said: “It’s clear that we need to do more together to bring this variant under control while our vaccines are rolled out.”

Businesses which must close:

  • non-essential retail
  • hospitality venues
  • accommodation
  • leisure and sports facilities
  • entertainment venues
  • animal attractions
  • indoor attractions
  • personal care facilities
  • community centres and halls

Businesses which are allowed to stay open:

  • essential retail such as food shops, supermarkets, pharmacies, garden centres, building merchants and suppliers of building products and off-licences
  • market stalls selling essential retail
  • businesses providing repair services
  • petrol stations, automatic (but not manual) car washes, vehicle repair and MOT services, bicycle shops, and taxi and vehicle hire businesses
  • banks, building societies, post offices, short-term loan providers and money transfer businesses
  • funeral directors
  • laundrettes and dry cleaners
  • medical and dental services
  • vets and pet shops
  • animal rescue centres, boarding facilities and animal groomers
  • agricultural supplies shops
  • mobility and disability support shops
  • storage and distribution facilities
  • car parks, public toilets and motorway service areas
  • outdoor playgrounds
  • outdoor parts of botanical gardens and heritage sites for exercise
  • places of worship
  • crematoriums and burial grounds
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