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Which Gedling borough businesses will close and who can stay open during lockdown?


Just after getting to grips with Tier 3 restrictions, which came into force last week, people across Gedling borough are now gearing up for another full lockdown.

It means, as before, a number of businesses will be told to close their doors in a bid to help get the rising coronavirus infection rate down.

The lockdown is set to be in place from 12.01am on Thursday, November 5, to December 2 when the government will look to put regions back under a tier system.

Here’s a list of the businesses that will be allowed to open and those that will be ordered to close their doors across the area.

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OPEN: Supermarkets

Supermarkets across the borough will be allowed to remain open during the lockdown.

This includes food shops, supermarkets and certain other retailers providing essential goods and services. The government has asked all essential retail to follow Covid-secure guidelines to protect customers, visitors and workers.

Unlike Wales, where some supermarkets were banned from selling non-essential items, such as clothes and hardware, stores in England can continue to sell all and any goods.

CLOSED: Non-essential shops

All non-essential retail will be forced to close, including, but not limited to clothing and electronics stores, vehicle showrooms, travel agents and betting shops.

The government website adds that auction houses, tailors, car washes, tobacco and vape shops will also shut.

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However, it adds that non-essential retail can remain open for delivery to customers and click-and-collect.

CLOSED: Pubs and restaurants

Just like the first national lockdown which started in March, pubs, bars and restaurants will be forced to close completely.

They can however still provide takeaway and delivery services but, this time the takeaway of alcohol will not be allowed.

OPEN: Garden centres

Garden centres across the borough have been permitted to stay open during this second lockdown.

CLOSED: Gyms and leisure centres

Indoor and outdoor leisure facilities such as bowling alleys, leisure centres and gyms and sports facilities will have to close.

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This includes venues such as 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.

Hotels and hostels

Hotels, hostels and other accommodation should only open for those who have to travel for work purposes and for a limited number of other exemptions which will be set out in law.

Under the new rules, all outbound international travel will be banned, except for work and travel within the UK will also be discouraged.

Hair and beauty salons

Just like the first lockdown, hair, beauty and nail salons will be asked to close.

The rules will also apply to tattoo parlours, spas, massage parlours, body and skin piercing services, non-medical acupuncture, and tanning salons.

Cinemas and museums

All entertainment venues are required to close for the four-week lockdown.

The government has confirmed that this will include venues such as theatres, concert halls, cinemas, museums and galleries.

Casinos, adult gaming centres and arcades, bingo halls, bowling alleys, concert halls, zoos and botanical gardens will also have to shut.

Garages and repair shops

The government has yet to announce the specific guidelines related to garages, but as it is considered an essential service they are likely to remain open during the second lockdown.

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