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Guidance: Further businesses and premises to close

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on the evening of 23rd March,  the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has produced the attached guidance regarding the closure of businesses and premises. 

The Government has stepped up measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus and save lives. 

All non-essential premises must now close and Government is asking the listed businesses and premises and other venues not to open for trade from close of trade 23 March 2020. The Government will look again at these measures in three weeks, and relax them if the evidence shows this is possible.

One area covered are hotels, hostels, B and Bs, campsites and boarding houses for commercial use, however an exemption had been granted when people live in these as interim abodes whilst their primary residence is unavailable they may continue to do so or if they are key workers (which seafarers have been identified as) who can continue to stay in hotels or similar where required.