Some businesses and venues must stay closed to help slow the spread of coronavirus.


Many businesses in England are allowed to open, including:

  • pubs, cafes and restaurants
  • all shops
  • hairdressers
  • cinemas, theatres and concert halls
  • hotels, campsites and other accommodation
  • outdoor gyms and playgrounds
  • museums, galleries, zoos and other attractions
  • nail bars, beauty salons and tanning salons, massage, tattoo and piercing parlours (from 13 July)

Businesses which must stay closed in England include:

  • nightclubs
  • casinos
  • bowling alleys
  • indoor skating rinks
  • swimming pools and water parks
  • exhibition and conference centres

Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

All shops are allowed to open in Wales and Northern Ireland.

Markets and shops with direct access from the street are allowed to open in Scotland.

Restaurants, cafes and pubs are allowed to offer delivery and takeaway services in Wales, serve outdoors in Scotland, and open in Northern Ireland.

Reporting a business which should not be open

Local authority environmental health and trading standards officers are usually responsible for enforcing regulations around the closure of businesses.

Please only contact us about a business if you think there is a serious breach of the rules.

More information on business closures