This information is included as a public service; as Government communications have not been entirely clear it should be treated as a guide only, and not relied upon for any legal purpose.
In addition Local Authorities may decide to close properties under their control not included in this list and/or recommend closure of other types of premises not listed below, based on their own assessments. For example some local authorities have requested all Tourist Accomodation in their area to close.
How long does lockdown last?
At least three weeks (i.e. until at least 13th April)
What remains open?
Parks (please be aware that crowds are likely to lead to closure; that National Trust parks are already closed; and that steps are being taken to restrict access to National Parks due to unsafe crowding)
Pharmacies including non-dispensing chemists
Home and hardware stores
Laundrettes and dry cleaners
Ordered to close
Restaurants and cafes (exceptions: they can offer food delivery and takeaway)
Workplace canteens (exceptions: canteens in hospitals, care homes, schools, prisons and military canteens, services providing food or drink to the homeless)
Bars and nightclubs including bars in hotels and members clubs
Hair, beauty and nail salons
Piercing and tattoo parlours
Caravan parks/sites for commercial use (exceptions: Parks where people live permanently or those used by people as interim abodes where their primary residence is not available)
All shops selling non-essential goods including clothing and electronic stores.
Community centres, youth centres (exceptions: Halls may remain open to host essential voluntary or public services such as food banks and facilities for homeless people)
Churches, mosques and places of worship (exceptions – they can remain open for “solitary prayer”, funerals with social distancing – the mourners two metres apart and for live streaming)
Cinemas (exceptions: live-streaming of a performance if the group of workers exercise social distancing)
Museums and galleries
Casinos and betting shops
Enclosed spaces in parks including tennis courts and pitches for football, bowling etc, and outdoor gyms (equipment could become contaminated by human touch)
Prisons in England are not open to visitors.
Source: The Guardian newspaper, 24 March 2020, with supplementary information.
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