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Coronavirus: Off-licences added to list of essential businesses and allowed stay open

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Off-licences have been added to the Government’s updated list of businesses essential to keep the country running during the coronavirus crisis.

With pubs and bars ordered to close to stem the spread of Covid-19, off-licences were added to the list of shops allowed to stay open on Wednesday.

Licensed shops selling alcohol, including those in breweries, also made the updated list of stores exempted from mass closures in the retail sector.

Corner shops, pharmacies, supermarkets, hardware stores, banks, petrol stations and bike shops can also stay open during the pandemic.

Shops selling food

Health shops

Medical services (such as dental surgeries, opticians and audiology clinics, physiotherapy clinics, chiropody and podiatry clinics, and other professional vocational medical services)

Pharmacies and chemists

Petrol stations

Bicycle shops

Veterinary surgeries and pet shops

Hardware shops

Corner shops and newsagents

Off-licences and licenced shops selling alcohol, including those within breweries

Laundrettes and dry cleaners

All post offices

Car rental services and car parks in towns, cities and near to takeaways

 High street banks, building societies, short-term loan providers, credit unions and cash points

Storage and distribution facilities, including delivery drop off points

Public toilets

On Monday night, Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered the closure of all non-essential stores as he plunged the UK into a lockdown to ease the burden on the NHS.

Pubs, bars and restaurants had already been told to shut their doors in an effort to prevent the spread on people mixing closely in public.

Places of worship must close, apart from for funerals, as must libraries, museums, galleries and bingo halls.

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