Boris Johnson has ordered certain businesses and venues across England to close under new coronavirus lockdown rules.Advertisement
On Saturday (31 October) the Prime Minister announced a second national lockdown, with strict measures in place.
It is hoped this will combat the number of coronavirus cases, which are rising rapidly.
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The ‘circuit-breaker’ national lockdown begins Thursday, 5 November, and continues until Wednesday, 2 December.
In a press conference on Saturday night, Boris Johnson said the new measures were needed to stop the NHS being overwhelmed by coronavirus patients over winter.
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Under the new rules, the government has ordered certain businesses and venues to shut, although schools, colleges and universities will remain open, despite calls the National Education Union (NEU) for them to close.
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Below is a full list of businesses which have to close and those that can stay open.
All non-essential retail such as:
Hospitality facilities such as:
Indoor and outdoor leisure and sports facilities such as:
Entertainment venues such as:
Personal care facilities such as:
Places of worship will also be closed unless they are being used for:
Essential retail such as:
As well as:
Public services will also remain open such as:
Non-essential retail can remain open for delivery to customers and click-and-collect.
Hospitality venues like restaurants, bars and pubs can still provide takeaway and delivery services, including after a late amendment to the government’s rules the take away sale of alcohol as long as it is pre-ordered.
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Some venues will be allowed to remain open for specific exempt activities, like childcare and support groups.
Support groups that are essential to deliver in person can continue with up to 15 participants where formally organised to provide mutual aid, therapy or any other form of support.
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