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
  • gyms and playgrounds
  • museums, galleries, zoos and other attractions
  • nail bars, beauty salons and tanning salons, massage, tattoo and piercing parlours
  • swimming pools and water parks

Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

All shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs are allowed to open in Wales, Scotland and 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