Full list of everything that will close in second national lockdown

The Prime Minister has announced new lockdown restrictions for England that will last a month.

People were told to stay home Thursday through December 2 and only leave for “specific purposes”.

This includes childcare or education when you cannot work from home, exercise outdoors for medical reasons, and shop for basic needs.

Boris Johnson told a press conference on Downing Street Saturday night: “We will get through this, but we must act now to contain the surge this fall.”

He insisted that the new national lockdown was not the same as the “full lockdown” of spring.

Unnecessary retail stores will have to close – with the exception of delivery to customers and click-and-collect – while grocery stores, supermarkets and garden centers can remain open.

The government says “certain other retailers offering essential goods and services” may also remain open, but has not yet provided further details.

Details of the new national restrictions were published on Saturday night.

Full list of closings

  • Pubs and restaurants – Food stalls are allowed to open, but alcohol delivery is prohibited.
  • Clothing stores

  • Electronics stores

  • Car dealerships

  • Travel agency

  • Betting shops

  • Auction houses

  • cutter

  • Car washes

  • Tobacco and vape shops

  • Bowling alleys

  • Dance studios

  • Leisure centers

  • Stables and riding centers

  • Climbing walls and climbing centers

  • Zoos and other animal attractions

  • Botanical gardens

  • Water and theme parks

  • theatre

  • Concert halls

  • Cinemas

  • Museums and galleries

  • Casinos

  • Arcades and game centers for adults

  • Bingo halls

  • Soft play facilities

  • Beauty and nail salons

  • Tattoo studios

  • Spas

  • Massage parlors

  • Body and skin piercing

  • Tanning salons

  • Non-medical acupuncture

  • Youth clubs and groups – although some youth services may be able to continue, e.g. B. Individual work and self-help groups

  • Hairdressers

  • gym

  • Places of worship – unless they are used for:
    • Funerals
    • Radiate acts of worship
    • Individual prayer
    • Formal child care or where part of a school
    • Basic voluntary and public services such as blood donations or food banks
    • Other exempt activities such as some support groups

The government says hotels, hostels and other accommodations should only be opened to those who need to travel for work – and to a limited number of other exemptions made by law.

What remains open

  • The NHS and medical services such as general practitioners.

  • Jobcentre Plus websites

  • dishes

  • Registry offices

  • Childcare, early years facilities, schools, colleges and universities


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