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LOCKDOWN II: Here is a list of the businesses which are allowed to remain open until December 2

As the second lockdown this year begins, here is a list of businesses which are allowed to open.

The Health Protection Regulations 2020 came into effect today (Thursday, November 5) and it outlines which businesses must close and those that can operate over the next 28 days.

But it also allows for public toilets and cash points to remain in use.

An empty Grantham town centre during lockdown. (32151143)
An empty Grantham town centre during lockdown. (32151143)

The Government won yesterday's debate on the second lockdown. A total of 516 MPs voted for the lockdown with 39 against.

Under the act here are the list of businesses and public facilities which are allowed to open:

  • Food retailers, including food markets, supermarkets, convenience stores and corner shops.
  • Off licenses and licensed shops selling alcohol (including breweries).
  • Pharmacies (including non-dispensing pharmacies) and chemists.
  • Newsagents.
  • Hardware stores.
  • Building merchants, and building services.
  • Petrol stations.
  • Car repair and MOT services.
  • Bicycle shops.
  • Taxi or vehicle hire businesses.
  • The following businesses— banks; building societies; credit unions; short term loan providers; savings clubs; cash points; undertakings which by way of business operate currency exchange offices, transmit money (or any representation of money) by any means or cash cheques which are made payable to customers.
  • Post offices.
  • Funeral directors.
  • Laundrettes and dry cleaners.
  • Dental services, opticians, audiology services, chiropody, chiropractors, osteopaths and other medical or health services, including services relating to mental health.
  • Veterinary surgeons and pet shops.
  • Agricultural supplies shop.
  • Storage and distribution facilities, including delivery drop off or collection points, where the facilities are in the premises of a business included in this Part.
  • Car parks.
  • Public toilets.
  • Garden centres.

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