All the places in Hastings and Rother which are closing for the second lockdown

Lockdown is back this Thursday (November 5) – and here’s all the places in Hastings and Rother which will have to close.
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the new national lockdown at the weekend as Covid-19 cases continue to rise at a concerning rate.

It will take place from November 5 until December 2 and people are being asked to stay at home unless for specific purposes – such as childcare, exercise, buying food, or if you cannot work from home.

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Below are all the businesses, venues, and other public facilities which will be closing from Thursday (November 5).

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‘Non-essential shops’

This includes clothing shops, electronics shops, vehicle showrooms, travel agents, betting shops, car washes, and vape shops.

All businesses which are considered ‘non-essential’ must close from Thursday.

Pubs, bars and restaurants

Pubs, bars and restaurants across Hastings and Rother will have to close, but can still provide takeaway and delivery food and drink, excluding alcohol.

Gyms and leisure centres

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Leisure facilities must close – including gyms, swimming pools, golf courses and dance studios.

And entertainment venues including cinemas, museums, galleries bingo halls and zoos must also shut up shop.

Hairdressers and beauty salons

Hairdressers, beauty and nail salons, tattoo and piercing parlours, spas and tanning salons must also close from Thursday (November 5).


Libraries are also having to close for the lockdown.

Weddings and funerals?

Funerals can be attended by a maximum of 30 people but weddings are not permitted. Churches and other places of worship will close unless they are being used for a funeral or other specific reasons specified by the government.

Hotels and holiday accommodation

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Holiday parks, hotels and B&Bs will also have to close for this four-week period, as overnight stays and holidays are not allowed.

But what can stay open?

Food shops, supermarkets, and garden centres are allowed to remain open, following covid-secure guidelines.

Retail which is considered non-essential can remain open for delivery to customers and click-and-collect.

Schools and universities can also remain open.

Public spaces like parks, playgrounds, public gardens, and the beach remain open.

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