Business closures due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
As a country, we all need to do what we can to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
On 23 March the government, stepped up measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus and save lives. All businesses and premises outlined on the GOV.UK website must now close.
Takeaway and delivery services may remain open and operational in line with guidance on Friday 20 March. Online retail is still open and encouraged and postal and delivery service will run as normal.
Employers who have people in their offices or onsite should ensure that employees are able to follow Public Health England guidelines including, where possible, maintaining a 2 metre distance from others, and washing their hands with soap and water often for at least 20 seconds (or using hand sanitiser gel if soap and water is not available).
Parks will remain open but only for individuals and households to exercise once a day. Communal spaces within parks such as playgrounds and football pitches will be closed.