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23 Dec 2020

Tier 4 announcements England: Which businesses must close?

The Government announced today that more areas of England will be moved into tier 4 restrictions as of Saturday 26th December.

To see a full list of local restrictions by area click here.

Under tier 4 restrictions all non-essential shops, hairdressers, and leisure and entertainment venues must close with a new "stay at home" message to be enforced.

Businesses and venues which must close

The businesses required to close include:

  • Clothing stores
  • Homeware stores
  • Vehicle showrooms (other than for rental)
  • Betting Shops
  • Tailors
  • Tobacco and vape shops
  • Electronic goods and mobile phone shops
  • Auction houses (except for auctions of livestock or agricultural equipment)
  • Market stalls selling non-essential goods

As with the November lockdown these venues can continue to be able to operate click-and-collect (where goods are pre-ordered and collected off the premises) and delivery services.

  • Hospitality venues such as:
    • Cafes, restaurants
    • Pubs
    • Bars
    • Social clubs

With the exception of providing food and drink for takeaway (until 11pm), click-and-collect, drive-through or delivery

  • Personal care facilities such as:
    • Hairdressers and barbers
    • Beauty, tanning and nail salons
    • Tattoo parlours
    • Spas
    • Massage parlours
    • Body and skin piercing services must also close.

These services should not be provided in other people’s homes.

Read the Government's guidance on tier 4 here


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