Mr Sunak revealed a package to pay wages of up to 80 per cent for people who are not working but kept on payroll. New Look has temporarily closed its UK and Ireland stores, but is still operating online and has extended its returns policy for three months, according to the website. 24/7 Wall St. has compiled a list of famous businesses … The chain has 50 high street branches in the UK. Museums and galleries. Caravan parks, if people live there permanently or are staying there as an interim abode while their primary residence is not available. No business will pay VAT from now to mid June. "We want to remember how we thought first of others and acted with decency...it's on all of us". Published 23 March 2020. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Boris Johnson ordered all non-essential shops to close and for people to stay home in a bid to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Music chain HMV closed its stores at the end of Sunday, although customers can still shop online. Ikea said in a statement: “We are guided in our decisions by the directions from the Government, by our global company direction and by our strong set of IKEA principles and values. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. Somerset-headquartered Clarks shoes announced it was temporarily shutting its 441 UK, Ireland and US stores on Friday (March 20). The Chancellor has announced new lockdown grants of up to £9,000 per property to support retail, hospitality and leisure businesses forced to close across in England as well as additionakl funds for Devolved Adminsitrations, in addition to the Local Restrictions Support Grants. Independent department store chain Fenwick also closed temporarily last week. View our online Press Pack. Deactivate Piano meter debugger However, non-essential businesses, including many large retailers, have now shut for three weeks. The company also says it will be exploring ways to offer other services remotely over the coming days including nursery or wellbeing advice, and craft and cookery classes provided by its staff online or on one to one calls. Other industries impacted by the broad closure include manufacturing and some admin. Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. Cinemas, theatres and concert halls are allowed to live stream a performance by a small group with social distancing observed. The retailer says many of its staff will be moved over to Waitrose as demand for supermarkets continues. Drinking establishments, including pubs, bars, nightclubs. The fashion retailer’s last open stores closed on Friday. "The coming days and weeks will be tough for all of us, but we must all act to help limit the spread of Covid-19.". 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Administrators said the chain's 200,000 customers will need to keep making payments, with administrators either running down the lending book or seeking to sell it on. The bookstore chain says the move is to "protect customers and staff". Thousands of shops, factories and offices will close across Melbourne after Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews ordered them to shut to stop the spread of coronavirus. You can sign up to receive daily morning news bulletins from every region we cover and to weekly email bulletins covering key economic sectors from manufacturing to technology and enterprise. Bunnings is among the businesses that will close to general public walk-ins from Wednesday night, but people will still be able to shop online and pick up items via click and collect. 5 January 2021. There's hardly been any transmission of the virus within pubs and I think it's over the top to shut them. The toy retailer closed its 172 stores across the country yesterday. Non-essential retailers across the UK have been told by the Prime Minister they must close with immediate effect for three weeks to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Any business which breaches the rules will be subject to prohibition notices and potentially unlimited fines. Lush temporarily closed of all UK stores on Saturday evening, saying it was in the "best interests" of customers. close. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. Many retailers will continue to trade online and offer non-contact delivery options. "We are extremely grateful to the Royal Mail who are working incredibly hard to support this temporary disruption to our service.". Graham Young reports. The Government earlier insisted that London would not be going on lockdown, and there were no plans to stop people leaving their homes. Waterstones temporarily closed its doors yesterday. The pub ban comes amid growing concerns that Brits are refusing to social distance, and continuing to pile into pubs and clubs after work. BusinessLive is your home for business news from around the country - and you can stay in touch with all the latest news through our email alerts. You can unsubscribe at any time. “We will continue to monitor the situation and will be reviewing the decision of when to re-open our stores when the health and wellbeing of our employees and customers can be protected, and following guidance from government and health authorities,” a spokesperson said. READ MORE: Most non-essential business to close in Melbourne. The business will still be operating online and says it will also be providing a “hub of resources” through its website and social channels for parents who are looking to keep children entertained at home. A former Birmingham schoolboy is now ... out in Africa. Share page. It will allow ministers to close anywhere which could reasonably be argued was spreading coronavirus. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. He explained: “If people follow the advice, we can get through this quicker. "Throughout these very difficult times, the safety and wellbeing of our colleagues and customers has been of paramount importance. Clarks says it will be “closely monitoring” the situation and people will still be able to shop online. Maintain Healthy Business Operations. This is the full list from the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020. The company also said its customer service team would still be operating from their homes to "answer any of your questions". The retailer says it has set out a plan for its 2500-strong workforce - many of whom are store workers who will be unable to work remotely - to help them support their local communities while they are off work and receiving full pay. 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PET shops, home and hardware shops and corner shops are among just a handful of businesses that can stay open during the coronavirus pandemic. A statement read: "Like all of you, we’re striving to do the right thing as the situation changes rapidly around us. In an Instagram post, Sweaty Betty said: "After careful consideration we feel it is in the best interest of our community to temporarily close our stores and postpone our store events for the next two weeks. The UK government is considering forcing the closure of all non-essential shops in an escalation of measures to try to slow the spread of coronavirus. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. ... All businesses classed as 'non-essential' have been ordered to close for at least three weeks - but there are some exceptions. “The health and safety of our customers and co-workers across the UK and Ireland is our main priority.”. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. Pictures have shown boozed-up Brits spilling out of clubs and bars as they continue to ignore government advice. “For everyone's sake I think everyone needs to pull together and listen to the experts.”. H&M has around 200 stores across the country, and announced on their social media channels that they would also be closing. "We have thought a lot about how we can connect with you, in the right way, during this very unusual time. The company's founder, Chrissie Rucker, wrote: "We have put in place strict safety measures to ensure that our White Company superstars stay safe at work and all our products will be delivered safely. Only food stores, corner shops, hardware stores, chemists, petrol stations and newsagents are allowed to remain open during the lockdown. Copy link. Anna Blackburn, managing director, said: “The safety and wellbeing of our customers, our colleagues and the wider community remain our top priority and we want to do what’s best by them. However, like most other retailers, shoppers can still buy online and the high street chain has extended its returns policy from 28 to 100 days for both in store and online purchases. We pay for your stories! Menswear retailer Moss Bros closed its UK stores on Friday until further notice, but its online store is still open. "So thankfully our manufacturing and digital fulfilment teams are still working hard to make and despatch online orders for you, whilst observing all the essential extra hygiene measures these current times require.". Matt Hancock had earlier pleaded with the public to follow Government advice, insisting it was the only way to get it dealt with in 12-weeks. John Lewis closed its stores at the end of the day yesterday (Monday) although shoppers can still buy online. Chief operating office Manju Malhotra said: "In light of UK government guidance regarding covid-19, we have made the decision to temporarily close our UK and Ireland stores and restaurants. The bill will let the government restrict or prohibit events and gatherings during the pandemic in any place, vehicle, train, vessel or aircraft, any movable structure and any offshore installation and, where necessary, to close premises. Nearly 50 Maine businesses have been issued “Imminent Health Hazards” (IHH) for reportedly violating the state’s coronavirus prevention measures since March. The government says it will reassess the situation at the end of that time and relax the rules if the evidence shows this is possible. In Tier 4, tighter restrictions are in place, most businesses and venues are required to close. All 55 high street stores across UK and Ireland closed at end of trading on Saturday. He said: "I have a responsibility to make sure that we protect, as far as possible, people's jobs and incomes. The PM  made the unprecedented announcement this evening ordering all venues to shut their doors as the Government tries to battle the outbreak. Customers will continue to be able to browse and purchase online or through the app, and have products delivered, including an option for contact-free delivery. Staff working for the business will be paid during the closure, according to the company. The company said on its website: “The health and wellbeing of our customers, our teams and our local communities is always close to our heart and in these times of great uncertainty we need to do the right thing for them by mitigating the potential spread of the virus. All the Waterstones cafes were already shut and the retailer had suspended its click and collect service. "You may think that you are invincible but there is no guarantee that you will get mild symptoms and you can still be a carrier of the disease and pass it on to others.". Identify a workplace coordinator who will be responsible for … "Deliveries can also be made without contact to your chosen place.". List of businesses that must close and essential businesses that can stay open as England enters second lockdown As England faces a national … The government lockdown will be reviewed after the two-week shutdown ends. Arcadia said in a statement: “All store staff remain employees during this time and will be paid their normal pay for March plus any outstanding overtime payments, after which we will review this situation and will be keeping our store teams updated. ... Coronavirus: Greggs to close all stores to prevent spread. A statement on its website reads: "We are doing our very best to keep on delivering the service and style you love online, where you can still shop with us 24/7. We pay for videos too. Funding will be available through Local Authorities. The statement added: “As this situation is rapidly evolving, we will regularly update our store pages and our social media channels.”. Essential businesses - including supermarkets, pharmacies and banks – will remain open. Businesses on COVID-19 Watchlist ordered to close for two weeks Coronavirus New Mexico. A statement on the retailer's website reads: “We have been doing everything we can to ensure our teams are supported, as well as maintaining the highest standards of hygiene across our business.". At the historic press conference, Chancellor Rishi Sunak also unveiled tax cuts and wage boosts in a bid to relieve income lost due to coronavirus. "When this is over - and it will be over - we want to look back on this moment and remember the small acts of kindness done by us and to us. Businesses will still be able to take online orders and deliver items to people's homes. All restaurants, bars, cinemas, spas, gyms, museums and galleries have been shut with immediate effect following Boris Johnson's latest orders in … "Today I can announce that in the first time of our history, the Government is going to step in and help pay people's wages. In an email to customers, White Company announced the temporary closure of its stores at the end of the day on Saturday. Coronavirus lockdown: ALL the ‘essential’ businesses allowed to stay open A LIST of businesses permitted to keep their doors open has been … Arcadia, which has more than 1,000 employees, owns stores including Burton, Outfit, Topshop and Topman, Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Miss Selfridge. The company, known for its luxury products and expensive fashion lines, runs stores in Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, London and Manchester. Ontario releases list of essential workplaces that can remain open amid COVID-19 outbreak Workplaces that have been deemed "non-essential" or "at-risk" have until the end of Tuesday to close up shop. TK Maxx has shut its European stores, including all its UK ones. Piers Morgan hit back at his comments, labelling them "insane stupidity". Despite the pandemic, he said: "I think that once you shut them down it's very difficult. “Even if you don't think you are personally at risk because you are younger, which by the way isn't true, this affects everybody, if you don't follow the advice we are going to have to keep these measures in place for longer. The Body Shop started temporarily closing its UK stores on Friday, shutting its last one on Saturday (March 21) at 3pm. Entertainment venues, including cinemas, theatres, concert halls, and bingo halls. "If you do have concerns and need to speak to us about our returns policy or a click and collect order, then please use the contact us form on our website rather than trying to call .". However, customers will still be able to shop online. Our online shop will be working hard to serve you 24/7 and we have just switched on free delivery [with] no minimum spend, starting today.". It now appears all 240 stores will remain closed and 2,400 employees will lose their jobs, according to Wales Online. The company shut all its stores last week - and says they will remain closed until the crisis has passed. The retailer says it will be in touch with people who have pre-booked kitchen planning appointments to discuss virtual or remote planning. Cinemas, theatres and galleries will also close in a desperate bid to save British lives as the UK death toll rose to 177 today. The COVID-19 pandemic is ... famous and beloved companies that are closely associated with the communities they serve. A spokesperson told City AM: “The health and wellbeing of our customers and team members remains our utmost priority and we are rigorously following all guidance from Public Health England.”. ... "We have set out a substantial package of measures for businesses in response to the Covid-19 outbreak and are determined to … These are some of the retailers that chose to temporarily close before the government's new rules. Coronavirus Ireland: List of all essential retail outlets and businesses that don't have to close These shops and businesses will be able to keep operating amid the Covid-19 … Governor orders Stanislaus County gyms, mall, churches to close as COVID-19 cases spike July 13, 2020 2:21 PM Tony Bizjak. 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The businesses or services whose premises must be closed 1. Visit our email preference centre to sign up to all the latest news from BusinessLive. Many are still trading online, paying staff and offering non-contact deliveries. COVID-19: Spain joins growing list of countries to ban travel from UK over mutated strain fears. Our. Mr Johnson said: "Clearly, there are licencing arrangements which will make it relatively simple to do should that be necessary. The first list of businesses directed to close was criticized by some industry leaders and lawmakers as overly broad and unfair. High-end department store chain Harvey Nichols temporarily closed last Thursday (March 19). "And I want to stress that we will review the situation each month, to see if we can relax any of these measures. A John Lewis shop in Birmingham after the retailer announced temporary closure of all of their stores, When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. We’ll be honest, we still don’t know exactly what that looks like.". Meanwhile, Body Shop says it is finding ways of supporting and helping to take care of local communities including enabling teams to drop off care packages to hospitals for NHS workers. Primark announced on Sunday (March 22) it was closing its 189 UK stores until further notice after “following advice” from the World Health Organisation as well as local and national government. Such orders are now being rediverted to our warehouse which may result in a short but additional delay. BINGO halls, massage parlours, bookies and gyms are among the businesses that will close their doors tonight as Britain's coronavirus lockdown ramps up. Hotels, where people live as interim abodes while their primary residence is unavailable may continue to do so. 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