A number of big-name retailers had already closed, or were planning to close, before the government's announcement last night (Monday, March 23). Copy link. Primark announced on Sunday (March 22) it was closing its 189 UK stores until further notice after “following advice” from the World Health Organisation as well as local and national government. The high-end sportswear brand has closed its stores for the next two weeks. Despite the pandemic, he said: "I think that once you shut them down it's very difficult. "We will enforce it strictly, but in reality everybody can see the imperative of doing what is necessary, of protecting our NHS and saving lives.". A John Lewis shop in Birmingham after the retailer announced temporary closure of all of their stores, When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. The UK government is considering forcing the closure of all non-essential shops in an escalation of measures to try to slow the spread of coronavirus. Mr Johnson said: "Clearly, there are licencing arrangements which will make it relatively simple to do should that be necessary. Coronavirus: McDonald’s closing all UK and Ireland restaurants in Covid-19 fight; ... Full list of businesses forced to close under new lockdown - and the exceptions. These are some of the retailers that chose to temporarily close before the government's new rules. "That's a commercial view but also a common sense view.". A statement on its website reads: "We are doing our very best to keep on delivering the service and style you love online, where you can still shop with us 24/7. Only food stores, corner shops, hardware stores, chemists, petrol stations and newsagents are allowed to remain open during the lockdown. 5 January 2021. The retailer says it is “committed” to supporting staff in its UK stores. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. Non-essential retailers across the UK have been told by the Prime Minister they must close with immediate effect for three weeks to help stop the spread of coronavirus. A statement on the website reads: "Our bookshops normally process many of our online orders. The news is a blow to Wetherspoons owner Tim Martin, who had insisted his pubs would be "open for the duration". You can unsubscribe at any time. All 55 high street stores across UK and Ireland closed at end of trading on Saturday. Funding will be available through Local Authorities. Meanwhile, Body Shop says it is finding ways of supporting and helping to take care of local communities including enabling teams to drop off care packages to hospitals for NHS workers. Caravan parks, if people live there permanently or are staying there as an interim abode while their primary residence is not available. For other inquiries, Contact Us. Cinemas, theatres and concert halls are allowed to live stream a performance by a small group with social distancing observed. And we'll send out breaking news alerts for any stories we think you can't miss. Find a list of businesses shut down. In support of businesses and workers he also announced: Yesterday ministers revealed emergency legislation which would give them the powers to shut down any establishments which could be considered to host "gatherings" - from clubs and pubs to restaurants and bars. H&M has around 200 stores across the country, and announced on their social media channels that they would also be closing. Monsoon’s UK stores closed on Saturday evening, but shoppers can still order online or by phoning, according to the retailer. Somerset-headquartered Clarks shoes announced it was temporarily shutting its 441 UK, Ireland and US stores on Friday (March 20). Drinking establishments, including pubs, bars, nightclubs. Yelp on Wednesday released its latest Economic Impact Report, revealing business closures across the U.S. are increasing as a result of the coronavirus. It added that it was closing with a "heavy heart". Pleading with Brits not to go out tonight, Mr Johnson added: "These are places where people come together and indeed the whole purpose is to bring people together but today for now we need to keep people apart. A former Birmingham schoolboy is now ... out in Africa. The new strain is thought to be up to 70% more infectious than the original. "We are extremely grateful to the Royal Mail who are working incredibly hard to support this temporary disruption to our service.". The company shut all its stores last week - and says they will remain closed until the crisis has passed. 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Sadiq Khan had earlier told Londoners to “stop travelling and avoid social interaction”. The toy retailer closed its 172 stores across the country yesterday. Any purchases made in store that were within the 28 day returns period as of March 21, 2020, can be returned with a valid receipt until June 15, 2020. The government lockdown will be reviewed after the two-week shutdown ends. The Chancellor has announced new lockdown grants of up to £9,000 per property to support retail, hospitality and leisure businesses forced to close across in England as well as additionakl funds for Devolved Adminsitrations, in addition to the Local Restrictions Support Grants. "We have thought a lot about how we can connect with you, in the right way, during this very unusual time. Pictures have shown boozed-up Brits spilling out of clubs and bars as they continue to ignore government advice. "And I want to stress that we will review the situation each month, to see if we can relax any of these measures. Food delivery and takeaway can remain operational. The retailer said in an email: "Whilst we are having to close our shops, we are now fully focused on keeping our online business open to all customers with free delivery and free extended returns on all orders.". PET shops, home and hardware shops and corner shops are among just a handful of businesses that can stay open during the coronavirus pandemic. Community centres or similar may remain open for the purpose of hosting essential voluntary or public services, such as food banks or homeless services. Ikea said in a statement: “We are guided in our decisions by the directions from the Government, by our global company direction and by our strong set of IKEA principles and values. This is the full list from the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020. You'll have until the end of the financial year to repay those bills. 24/7 Wall St. has compiled a list of famous businesses … Pubs are much less crowded. Then all stores had to close because of the coronavirus lockdown. Any business which breaches the rules will be subject to prohibition notices and potentially unlimited fines. In a statement, HMV said it had kept its stores open for as long as possible because of “how much entertainment can support people during difficult times”. The company's founder, Chrissie Rucker, wrote: "We have put in place strict safety measures to ensure that our White Company superstars stay safe at work and all our products will be delivered safely. Nearly 50 Maine businesses have been issued “Imminent Health Hazards” (IHH) for reportedly violating the state’s coronavirus prevention measures since March. Customers will continue to be able to browse and purchase online or through the app, and have products delivered, including an option for contact-free delivery. Businesses will still be able to take online orders and deliver items to people's homes. Thousands of shops, factories and offices will close across Melbourne after Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews ordered them to shut to stop the spread of coronavirus. "Today I can announce that in the first time of our history, the Government is going to step in and help pay people's wages. ... Coronavirus: Greggs to close all stores to prevent spread. Arcadia, which has more than 1,000 employees, owns stores including Burton, Outfit, Topshop and Topman, Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Miss Selfridge. 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In an Instagram post, Sweaty Betty said: "After careful consideration we feel it is in the best interest of our community to temporarily close our stores and postpone our store events for the next two weeks. The governor issued a mandatory shutdown order in response to the coronavirus outbreak on Thursday. We pay for your stories! However, like most other retailers, shoppers can still buy online and the high street chain has extended its returns policy from 28 to 100 days for both in store and online purchases. BINGO halls, massage parlours, bookies and gyms are among the businesses that will close their doors tonight as Britain's coronavirus lockdown ramps up. All … List of shops allowed to open during coronavirus lockdown. Published 23 March 2020. "Our store colleagues have continued to demonstrate the highest professionalism and commitment and we will be working with them to support them through this process. At the historic press conference, Chancellor Rishi Sunak also unveiled tax cuts and wage boosts in a bid to relieve income lost due to coronavirus. "The coming days and weeks will be tough for all of us, but we must all act to help limit the spread of Covid-19.". explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. The retailer says it will be in touch with people who have pre-booked kitchen planning appointments to discuss virtual or remote planning. The full list of sectors affected is: Food and drink venues for consumption on-site, such as restaurants and cafes. “In the meantime we will be focusing on our digital and social platforms to keep our customers engaged during this challenging time.”. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. List of businesses that must close and essential businesses that can stay open as England enters second lockdown As England faces a national … "And listening to what I have just said, some people may of course be tempted to go out tonight. Menswear retailer Moss Bros closed its UK stores on Friday until further notice, but its online store is still open. "If you do have concerns and need to speak to us about our returns policy or a click and collect order, then please use the contact us form on our website rather than trying to call .". “We have therefore taken the very difficult decision to temporarily close all Fenwick stores to the public.”. LIST: Austin businesses close permanently during COVID-19 pandemic From Threadgill's to Fricano's, some iconic Austin restaurants will not be making a comeback. Staff working for the business will be paid during the closure, according to the company. Governor orders Stanislaus County gyms, mall, churches to close as COVID-19 cases spike July 13, 2020 2:21 PM Tony Bizjak. Deactivate Piano meter debugger Essential businesses, such as supermarkets, pharmacies and petrol stations are among those allowed to remain open. "You may think that you are invincible but there is no guarantee that you will get mild symptoms and you can still be a carrier of the disease and pass it on to others.". The government says it will reassess the situation at the end of that time and relax the rules if the evidence shows this is possible. TM Lewin announced yesterday that it was closing stores with "immediate effect" due to the unfolding situation with coronavirus. Maintain Healthy Business Operations. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. The measures will remain in place for at least a month to strengthen social distancing and protect Brits from the deadly virus. ... All businesses classed as 'non-essential' have been ordered to close for at least three weeks - but there are some exceptions. Anna Blackburn, managing director, said: “The safety and wellbeing of our customers, our colleagues and the wider community remain our top priority and we want to do what’s best by them. “Even if you don't think you are personally at risk because you are younger, which by the way isn't true, this affects everybody, if you don't follow the advice we are going to have to keep these measures in place for longer. By Caroline Riches Almost all retail businesses in Melbourne have been ordered to close at midnight on Wednesday under the new Stage 4 coronavirus restrictions announced by the state government. The retailer said it would continue to operate its digital and social channels including its online store. "We hope to be able to reopen as soon as is practically and safely possible.". All the Waterstones cafes were already shut and the retailer had suspended its click and collect service. It will allow ministers to close anywhere which could reasonably be argued was spreading coronavirus. We pay for videos too. "Please rest assured our store teams will be given paid time off during this period. Restaurants will still be allowed to do takeaways, while supermarkets are unlikely to be affected at this stage. Email us at [email protected] or call 0207 782 4368 . Such orders are now being rediverted to our warehouse which may result in a short but additional delay. Hotels, where people live as interim abodes while their primary residence is unavailable may continue to do so. Music chain HMV closed its stores at the end of Sunday, although customers can still shop online. The Government earlier insisted that London would not be going on lockdown, and there were no plans to stop people leaving their homes. However, customers will still be able to shop online. Museums and galleries. Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Arcadia said in a statement: “All store staff remain employees during this time and will be paid their normal pay for March plus any outstanding overtime payments, after which we will review this situation and will be keeping our store teams updated. "When this is over - and it will be over - we want to look back on this moment and remember the small acts of kindness done by us and to us. The chain has 50 high street branches in the UK. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. That's an over £30bn injection to businesses equivalent to 1.5% of GDP. He added: "All in-store events, appointments and services have also been cancelled until further notice. It now appears all 240 stores will remain closed and 2,400 employees will lose their jobs, according to Wales Online. READ MORE: Most non-essential business to close in Melbourne. "So thankfully our manufacturing and digital fulfilment teams are still working hard to make and despatch online orders for you, whilst observing all the essential extra hygiene measures these current times require.". A statement read: "It is ironic that a soap shop should shut at the very time when our product is not just wonderful to use, but lifesaving. Administrators said the chain's 200,000 customers will need to keep making payments, with administrators either running down the lending book or seeking to sell it on. Many said their decision was to "protect" customers, employees and business in the long run. Clarks says it will be “closely monitoring” the situation and people will still be able to shop online. But please don’t. Cinemas, theatres and galleries will also close in a desperate bid to save British lives as the UK death toll rose to 177 today. Key workers can continue to stay in hotels or similar where required. The bookstore chain says the move is to "protect customers and staff". The bill will let the government restrict or prohibit events and gatherings during the pandemic in any place, vehicle, train, vessel or aircraft, any movable structure and any offshore installation and, where necessary, to close premises. The Body Shop started temporarily closing its UK stores on Friday, shutting its last one on Saturday (March 21) at 3pm. The company said on its website: “The health and wellbeing of our customers, our teams and our local communities is always close to our heart and in these times of great uncertainty we need to do the right thing for them by mitigating the potential spread of the virus. New Look has temporarily closed its UK and Ireland stores, but is still operating online and has extended its returns policy for three months, according to the website. The retailer said its website will remain open and continue to trade. The UK has been placed on effective lock down as the government attempts to slow the spread of the disease so that the NHS is not overwhelmed with new cases. Other industries impacted by the broad closure include manufacturing and some admin. “We will continue to monitor the situation and will be reviewing the decision of when to re-open our stores when the health and wellbeing of our employees and customers can be protected, and following guidance from government and health authorities,” a spokesperson said. You can sign up to receive daily morning news bulletins from every region we cover and to weekly email bulletins covering key economic sectors from manufacturing to technology and enterprise. Visit our email preference centre to sign up to all the latest news from BusinessLive. View our online Press Pack. Chief operating office Manju Malhotra said: "In light of UK government guidance regarding covid-19, we have made the decision to temporarily close our UK and Ireland stores and restaurants. Many are still trading online, paying staff and offering non-contact deliveries. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. Its online store is still open. The fashion retailer’s last open stores closed on Friday. "The health, safety and wellbeing of our teams and customers at this time is our priority.". Beaverbrooks the Jewellers closed all 69 stores yesterday although its website remains fully operational. The company, known for its luxury products and expensive fashion lines, runs stores in Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, London and Manchester. Lush temporarily closed of all UK stores on Saturday evening, saying it was in the "best interests" of customers. Current employees will be on full pay until April 4, according to the company. "Throughout these very difficult times, the safety and wellbeing of our colleagues and customers has been of paramount importance. Clarks is the latest retailer to close stores due to the coronavirus outbreak (Image: Birmingham Mail) Somerset-headquartered Clarks shoes announced it was temporarily shutting its 441 UK, Ireland and US stores on Friday (March 20). He explained: “If people follow the advice, we can get through this quicker. He said: "I have a responsibility to make sure that we protect, as far as possible, people's jobs and incomes. They also stressed that Brits will also not be confined to their homes as the UK death toll hit 177. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. Click here to upload yours. There's hardly been any transmission of the virus within pubs and I think it's over the top to shut them. TK Maxx has shut its European stores, including all its UK ones. Bunnings is among the businesses that will close to general public walk-ins from Wednesday night, but people will still be able to shop online and pick up items via click and collect. “For everyone's sake I think everyone needs to pull together and listen to the experts.”. The businesses or services whose premises must be closed 1. The full list of non-essential shops includes: clothing and homeware stores, vehicle showrooms (other than for rental), betting shops, tailors, tobacco and … Author: KVUE News Staff Entertainment venues, including cinemas, theatres, concert halls, and bingo halls. close. Luxury department store Selfridges has closed its stores in London, Manchester and Birmingham. 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