Full list of businesses that can stay open during second lockdown

On Thursday, England will be placed back into a full lockdown with all non-essential retailers ordered to close.

According to the Government’s website this means clothing and electronics stores, vehicle showrooms, travel agents, betting shops, auction houses, tailors, car washes, tobacco and vape shops.

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

Other businesses such as entertainment venues must close too including cinemas, swimming pools, golf courses and driving ranges, dance studios, stables and riding centres and soft play facilities.

Personal care services such as hairdressers and beauty salons will be ordered to shut from Thursday too.

Stores which the Government says are essential will remain open and includes those stocking food and medicines.

Below, we’ve rounded-up every businesses and store the Government says will be allowed to remain open during England’s second lockdown.

The list includes DIY stores such as B&Q which closed during the first lockdown. We’ll continue to update this list as and when we get confirmation of other stores staying open too.

Businesses staying open during second lockdown

Shops confirmed to stay open:

Supermarkets including Asda, Aldi, Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Lidl

Co-op stores



Home Bargains


The Range




Post offices

Garden centres

Pet shops such as Pets at Home

Petrol stations

Bicycle shops

Car garages and repair shops

Retail shops in hospitals

Shops affected by Liverpool lockdown

Other businesses confirmed to stay open:

Hotels, hostels and other accommodation – These businesses will only remain open for those who have had to travel for work purposes

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.

Jobcentre Plus sites

Civil Registrations Offices

NHS and medical services like GPs and dentists


Storage and distribution centres


Banks, building societies

Laundrettes and dry cleaners

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