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COVID-19: Businesses and venue closure advice


Businesses and venue closures – 5 November 2020 to 2 December 2020

To reduce social contact, the Government has ordered certain businesses and venues to close or restrict how they provide goods and services.

Businesses permitted to remain open

Business and venues that can remain open during the national lockdown are listed on GOV.UK – Businesses permitted to remain open .

This includes information on essential businesses and mixed retail.

Businesses subject to restrictions or closure

Information on business and venues that must close, or are subject to restriction, can be found listed on GOV.UK – Businesses subject to restrictions .

This includes information for retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, entertainment, tourism, personal care facilities and close contact services.

Other venues subject to restrictions

There is also information on the restrictions for other venues. This includes libraries, community facilities, places of worship, crematoriums and burial grounds.

To see information for these venues go to GOV.UK – Other venues subject to restrictions .

Building and construction

Housebuilding, and its supply chains, should continue to work securely. The government is clear that work can continue if this is done in line with public health guidance.

Working in other people’s homes

Home repairs and maintenance can continue. Guidance on working in other people’s homes and building works can be found on GOV.UK and FMB websites:

Buying, selling and renting

Buying, selling, and renting a home can continue, in a COVID secure way, as it has in recent months. Estate and letting agents can operate, show homes and sales suites can remain open and property viewings, mortgage valuations and surveys can take place.