The list of businesses which will be forced to closed under new lockdown

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The government has confirmed which businesses will be forced to close and which will remain open in new guidelines.

On Saturday afternoon, prime minister Boris Johnson announced that England would enter a second national lockdown on Thursday, November 5, which will continue until Wednesday, December 2.

People have been told to stay at home where possible, while the hospitality sector and non-essential shops will close.

In guidelines published on Saturday night, the government has told certain businesses and venues to close. They include:

• Clothing and electronic stores

• Vehicle showrooms

• Travel agents


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• Betting shops

• Auction houses

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• Tailors

• Car washes

• Tobacco and vape shops

• Bowling alleys

• Leisure centres and gyms

• Sports facilities including swimming pools

• Golf courses and driving ranges

• Dance studios

• Stables and riding centres

• Soft play facilities

• Climbing walls and climbing centres

• Archery and shooting ranges

• Water and theme parks

• Theatres

• Concert halls

• Cinemas

• Museums and galleries

• Casinos

• Adult gaming centres and arcades

• Bingo halls

• Concert halls

• Zoos and other animal attractions

• Botanical gardens

• Hair, beauty and nail salons

• Tattoo parlours

• Spas

• Massage parlours

• Body and skin piercing services

• Non-medical acupuncture

• Tanning salons

Food shops, supermarkets, garden centres and certain other retailers providing essential goods and services can remain open.

Non-essential retail can remain open for delivery to customers and click and collect.

Restaurants, pubs and bars must close, but can provide takeaway and delivery services - though the takeaway of alcohol will not be allowed.

Hotels, hostels and accommodation should only open for those who have to travel for work purposes.

The guidelines also say: “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.

“This includes support to victims of crime, people in drug and alcohol recovery, new parents and guardians, people with long-term illnesses, people facing issues relating to their sexuality or gender, and those who have suffered bereavement.”

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