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Here's what Newark and Sherwood businesses will have to close from midnight on Thursday due to second national lockdown

The government has outlined what stores and businesses will have to shut up shop from midnight on Thursday due to a second national lockdown.

All non-essential retail shops will have to close for four weeks from Thursday, November 5, to Wednesday, December 2, in a bid to help curb the spread of the virus across the country.

The plan is that the restrictions will then be eased. However, if the lockdown has failed to bring the virus under control, measures may have to continue.

Newark town centre. (42971751)
Newark town centre. (42971751)

The government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, or furlough, will stay put until December 2.

The following businesses will be ordered to close from Thursday:

  • Gyms
  • Restaurants/pubs/bars
  • Non-essential shops, including electronics and clothing stores
  • Hairdressers
  • Nail salons
  • Spas and beauty bars
  • Clothing and electronics stores
  • Vehicle showrooms
  • Travel agents
  • Betting shops
  • Auction houses
  • Tailors
  • Car washes
  • Tobacco and vape shops
  • Bowling alleys, leisure centres and gyms, sports facilities including swimming pools, golf courses and driving ranges, dance studios, stables and riding centres, soft play facilities, climbing walls and climbing centres, archery and shooting ranges, water and theme parks
  • Theatres, concert halls, cinemas, museums and galleries, casinos, adult gaming centres and arcades, bingo halls, bowling alleys, concert halls, zoos and other animal attractions, botanical gardens
  • Body and skin piercing studios, non-medical acupuncture, and tanning salons

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