Full list of shops staying open in England during latest lockdown
5 January 2021, 11:46
As Boris Johnson orders England into a third national lockdown, we take a look at the essentials shops staying open during this time.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday, January 4, that England would be returning to full lockdown in a bid to slow the spread of the new strain of coronavirus.
Across England, pubs, bars, restaurants and non-essential shops have been ordered to close – if they weren't already - and people are being told to stay at home.
But what are 'essential' shops and which stores can we expect to be staying open?
Supermarkets will of course be remaining open for customers through the third lockdown, with these including: Tesco, Asda, Iceland, M&S Foodhall, Sainsbury's, Aldi, Lidl, CO-OP, Waitrose and Morrisons.
Some other pharmaceutical and homeware stores will also be remaining open, these include:
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While the Government has not yet released a full list of the essential stores allowed to stay open during January's lockdown, the regulations during November's lockdown allowed the following businesses to remain open:
Takeaways and food deliveries
Off licenses and licensed shops selling alcohol (including breweries)
Pharmacies and chemists
Building merchants and building services
Car repair and MOT services
Taxi or vehicle hire businesses
Short term loan providers
Money transfer shops
Laundrettes and dry cleaners
Mental health services
Agricultural supplies shop
Storage and distribution facilities
Retail shops in hospitals