Full list of ‘non-essential’ shops that can’t open from TODAY as second lockdown starts

Shops and other businesses across the country have closed their doors as second national lockdown starts today.

Thursday, 5th November 2020, 7:04 am

Non-essential shops will be forced to shut during the lockdown, which will last for at least four weeks, while essential shops including supermarkets can remain open.

But there are some differences between the restrictions being imposed this time and those back in March.

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Last day for Sheffield shoppers before new lockdown

Here is the full list published by the Government of the businesses and other services which must close from Thursday:

all non-essential retail, including, but not limited to clothing and electronics stores, vehicle showrooms, travel agents, betting shops, auction houses, tailors, car washes, tobacco and vape shops

indoor and outdoor leisure facilities such as bowling alleys, leisure centres and gyms, sports facilities including 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, water and theme parks

entertainment venues such as theatres, concert halls, cinemas, museums and galleries, casinos, adult gaming centres and arcades, bingo halls, bowling alleys, concert halls, zoos and other animal attractions, botanical gardens

personal care facilities such as hair, beauty and nail salons, tattoo parlours, spas, massage parlours, body and skin piercing services, non-medical acupuncture, and tanning salons

hospitality venues like restaurants, bars and pubs must close, but can still provide takeaway and delivery services. However, takeaway of alcohol will not be allowed

hotels, hostels and other accommodation should only open for those who have to travel for work purposes and for a limited number of other exemptions which will be set out in law.