What can and can’t open in Preston and Lancashire under tier-4 restrictions

Posted on - 30th December, 2020 - 7:28pm | Author - | Posted in - Fylde News, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Ribble Valley News, South Ribble News, Wyre News
Inside Preston's Market Hall, where many traders can continue trading under tier-4 restrictions Pic: Tony Worrall
Inside Preston’s Market Hall, where many traders can continue trading under tier-4 restrictions Pic: Tony Worrall

Preston and Lancashire will be moving into tier-4 at 00.01am on Thursday (31 December).


But what exactly can open under the strictest tier?

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We have compiled a list of cans and can’ts below for tier-4 areas.

The latest news updates in your area can be seen below

What can’t open:

  • Non-essential retail such as clothing and hardware stores, can offer click’n’collect as long as it can be collected off the premises
  • Vehicle showrooms
  • Betting shops
  • Tobacco and smoke shops
  • Tailors
  • Electronic goods and Imobile phone stores
  • Auction houses
  • Cafes, can still offer takeaway services
  • Restaurants, can still offer takeaway and delivery services
  • Pubs, can still offer takeaway and delivery services,
  • Bars
  • Social Clubs
  • Hotels
  • Hostels
  • Guest Houses
  • Campsites
  • Leisure and sports facilities
  • Indoor gyms
  • Indoor swimming pools
  • Indoor climbing walls
  • Indoor sports courts
  • Indoor fitness and dance studios
  • Indoor riding centres
  • Theatres
  • Concert Halls
  • Cinemas
  • Museums and galleries
  • Amusement arcades
  • Bingo halls
  • Ice skating rinks
  • Go-karting venues
  • Indoor play and soft play
  • Circuses
  • Fairgrounds
  • Funfairs
  • Zoos
  • Water parks
  • Theme parks
  • Botanical gardens
  • Heritage homes
  • Hair, beauty, nail and tanning salons
  • Tattoo parlours
  • Spas
  • Massage parlours
  • Body and skin piercing services
  • Community centres and halls

Some of these venues may be allowed to open under exemptions, which would include for education or training purposes, childcare purposes, hosting blood donations sessions, food banks, to provide medical treatment, for elite sport persons to train, for training and rehearsal without an audience and for making TV and film.


Read more: Reaction from Preston City Council’s leader as city to enter tier-4

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What can remain open

  • Food shops
  • Supermarkets
  • Pharmacies
  • Garden centres
  • Building merchants
  • Suppliers of building products
  • Off-licences
  • Market stalls providing essential services
  • Businesses providing repair services
  • Petrol stations
  • Automatic car wash
  • MOT services
  • Bike shop
  • Taxi and vehicle hire services
  • Banks
  • Building societies
  • Post offices
  • Short-term loan providers
  • Money transfer businesses
  • Funeral directors
  • Launderettes and dry cleaners
  • Medical and dental services
  • Vets and pet shops
  • Animal rescue centres
  • Agricultural supply shops
  • Mobility and disability shops
  • Storage and distribution facilities
  • Car parks, public toilets and motorway service areas
  • Outdoor playgrounds
  • Outdoor gym, pools, courts
  • Golf courses
  • Archery/ driving/ shooting ranges
  • Outdoor riding centres
  • Places of worship
  • Crematoriums and burial grounds

More information can be found here.

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