Following the news that England will be plunged into a national lockdown from tomorrow, it has been confirmed that a number of popular high street stores will be remaining open – allowing customers to collect essential items over the lockdown period. And while we don’t recommend visiting them for a jolly, the news does provide a glimmer of hope – with a variety of stores open and available to ensure we can keep up with our supplies while the country lies still.
Announcing the news to customers across various platforms – a number of stores are now confimed to be remaining open, with popular stores such as B&M and Wilkos on the list. Here’s the one’s we’ve spotted so far (outside of supermarkets):
- The Range
- Home Bargains
- Pets at Home
- Post Office
All non-essential retail stores will be required to close, which includes clothing stores, electronic stores, travel agents, betting shops and vape shops. Food shops and supermarkets (including local newsagents), pharmacies and a number of other retailers stocking “essential” items will be permitted to remain open.
Announcing the new lockdown measures just tonight, England will face stricter measures similar to those implemented back in March – with the restrictions lasting from January 5th until ‘at least mid-February’. Similarly to the beginning of the pandemic, the general public is required to ‘stay home’ and only leave the house unless absolutely necessary – for example, for exercise, work (if you cannot work from home) or essential goods.
In other trending news, Aldi has released the UK’s first pink Prosecco – and it sounds amazing.