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List of Essential Shops Open in Lockdown

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I've put together this to help our members on what is open during lockdown - add a comment for any other businesses you know that are still open.

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SamGoodship
16 days ago
What do you think of this?
PinkElephant26
PinkElephant2616 days ago

Lovely,thank you! Handy to have 👍

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andreaskipton
andreaskipton16 days ago

The Yorkshire Trading Company is also open.

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JessieRobinson
JessieRobinson16 days ago

Missed off pet shops there x

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LeahNicoleArmst
LeahNicoleArmst16 days ago

McDonald's is also open x

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kayleigh124
kayleigh12416 days ago

Is that drive thru only or can you go inside for sit down/takeaway?

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davidstockport
davidstockport15 days ago

kayleigh124 I don't think going to a McDonald's for a sit down meal will be accepted as a justifiable reason for leaving home during the full lockdown. Although apparently getting a take away will (it's a well known fact that a side effect of Covid19 is; it deprives people, not necessarily infected, of the ability to cook or prepare their own food😀)

Thought I'd better explain; the last bit was a bit sarcastic, can't be too careful some people will believe anything.😃

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Tk3
Tk314 days ago

kayleigh124 McDonald’s is definitely not open for a sit down. Only take away/drive thru

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Getsome
Getsome16 days ago

How is a garden centre essential?

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shieldmaiden
shieldmaiden16 days ago

Getsome pet foods etc?

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Getsome
Getsome16 days ago

shieldmaiden All Supermarkets do pet food though.

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conker89
conker8915 days ago

About the same way that Mcdonalds is haha

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davidstockport
davidstockport15 days ago

conker89 B&Q sell wood so my pet woodworm won't starve, my pet caterpillar didn't show much appreciation for the garden centres staying open for his pet food - he grew wings and flew away.

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woodcockjane
woodcockjane15 days ago

Getsome it keeps people at home doing gardening

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Getsome
Getsome15 days ago

woodcockjane In the Winter?

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SamGoodship
SamGoodship
Original Poster
LD Team
15 days ago

Getsome The supermarkets don't sell live crickets, locusts and worms for my pets food

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Getsome
Getsome15 days ago

SamGoodship Doesn't pets at home sell that?

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HollyDolly22
HollyDolly2216 days ago

thank you, i need someone to update a list of work places staying open as its not very straight forward

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Mummyfee
Mummyfee16 days ago

The Original Factory shop is also open

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nordmia
nordmia16 days ago

Thanks very much

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kfe202
kfe20216 days ago

Thanks very much for this list. You're so thoughtful and the list is the most helpful thing.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap16 days ago

Is quality save open I could do with a few things

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Ann1984
Ann198416 days ago

With these still open is it really a lockdown no only the big supermarkets should be open and times put into age brackets who can shop.

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davidstockport
davidstockport15 days ago

Got to disagree regarding only big supermarkets staying open Ann, many people, especially those without transport, rely on the smaller ones for essentials.

I agree with different times for different age groups though, but would go a bit further and say that there should only be perhaps one hour a day when those who cannot, or will not, wear face coverings are allowed into the store, and the stores being fined very heavily if they permit them to enter the store.

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Ann1984
Ann198415 days ago

davidstockport if they needed to do drastic rules then maybe this will be only way. Because people get bored and or guess what I need a tin of bens let’s pop to bm but while am there I will get a new lamp and bed cover. Maybe do a bit of barcode scanning for reduced items

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woodcockjane
woodcockjane15 days ago

davidstockport then there would be big law suits on the government as not everyone can wear a mask and should not Be penalised due to this it’s the ones who think it’s ok to get up ya back side who should be banned from all shops these are the ones who makes it unsafe for everyone

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davidstockport
davidstockport15 days ago

woodcockjane If those who couldn't wear a mask, were given a time slot, as I suggested. Then they could not have any gripe about being refused service. I didn't hear anyone complain when NHS workers were given slots when other people wouldn't be served.

I did elsewhere also suggest that those who couldn't wear a mask for health reasons, should be helped with provision of their shopping without entering the store, as for those who just refuse to wear a mask (I saw one Covidiot on this forum saying masks were "censorship")... well I daren't say here what I think should happen to them.😀

Furthermore there could be no lawsuits as stores are free to refuse service to whomever they choose. (unless blatantly racist) I did see one shop selling non-essentials with a notice on the door saying "If you're not wearing face covering - don't come in". I was wearing a mask so gave them some custom.

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SamGoodship
SamGoodship
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LD Team
15 days ago

I need to be able to get my pets food and I can't get that from the supermarket

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RegularComper90
RegularComper9016 days ago

Never thought of garden centres as being essential. It is nice to have lots of lovely plants in your garden, but is it really essential?

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Getsome
Getsome15 days ago

Supposedly for pet foods 🤨

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Golfforall
Golfforall15 days ago

Gardening is good for our mental health, besides which it might be useful this year to plant a few veg . I certainly start mine before March .

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SamGoodship
SamGoodship
Original Poster
LD Team
15 days ago

I get my pets food from there and it also has a food hall

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IanMcIntyre
IanMcIntyre15 days ago

What about farmfoods

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emmabeckz
emmabeckz
LD Team
15 days ago

Yes it’s a supermarket so essential

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lydragon
lydragon15 days ago

And Argos for click and collect

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lydragon
lydragon15 days ago

Thanks for this xx

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AngelaLaws63261
AngelaLaws6326115 days ago

Boyes are open

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Mariam91130
Mariam9113015 days ago

Fantastic thank you so much for for making that list it’s helpful for many of us.

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niseevans14
niseevans1415 days ago

This is really helpful, thank you 😘

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rsguram1
rsguram115 days ago

Are clothes shops open like Matalan open for click & collect

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rx8oneday
rx8oneday15 days ago

Garages are still allowed to open for vehicle repairs & MOT's

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Dendav
Dendav15 days ago

Do you know if W H Smiths are open?

Last time newsagents were.

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KatyDunlop
KatyDunlop15 days ago

Only if it is has a Post Office it its in a Hospital

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SamiraMohamed
SamiraMohamed15 days ago

currys pc world is open

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KatyDunlop
KatyDunlop15 days ago

Only for click & collect

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clairemarshalll
clairemarshalll15 days ago

Why are Off Licences open? They are not essential, yet the one in Westmoreland Road, Bromley is open, as was the coffee shop and several lads were sitting down inside...

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SamGoodship
SamGoodship
Original Poster
LD Team
15 days ago

People shouldn't be able to sit down in a coffee shop. However off licenses are open as they were in the last lockdown as some sell food and other supplies. But also the thinking is for alcohol addiction as if these were closed it could overwhelm the NHS with those dependant on it,

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Ann1984
Ann198415 days ago

Holland and Barrett just emailed they also open

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wenone30
wenone3015 days ago

GREAT THANKS ALOT. XXXX

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suemcwhinnie55
suemcwhinnie5515 days ago

Thks, very useful

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jsw65
jsw6515 days ago

Is Sayers open?

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