As all non essential retail outlets must now close we thought it would be useful to share Government guidance as to which retailers are allowed to stay open.
Online retail is still open and encouraged and postal and delivery services will run as normal.
Retailers that will be allowed to stay open include:
• Supermarkets and other food shops
• Petrol stations
• Bicycle shops
• Home and hardware stores
• Laundrettes and dry cleaners
• Pet shops
• Post Offices
Restaurants and cafes are allowed to offer a food delivery and takeaway service
For retailers allowing members of the public into its premises:
• Ensure a distance of two meters between customers and shop assistants.
• Let people enter the shop only in small groups, to ensure that spaces are not crowded.
• Queue control is required outside of shops and other essential premises that remain open.
Takeaway and delivery facilities should remain open and operational. This means people can continue to enter premises to access takeaway services, including delivery drivers. Planning regulation will be changed to enable restaurants, cafes and pubs which do not currently offer delivery and hot food takeaway to do so. This will be clearly communicated by the government when in effect. People must not consume food or drinks on site at restaurants, cafes or pubs whilst waiting for takeaway food. Those venues offering takeaway or delivery services must not include alcoholic beverages in this list if their license does not already permit.