List A (businesses and venues ordered to close)

Businesses and venues which have been ordered to close – you can claim a Support Grant if your business is in this list.

Non-essential retail, such as:

  • Clothing stores
  • Homeware stores
  • Vehicle showrooms (other than for rental)
  • Betting shops
  • Tailors
  • Tobacco and vape shops
  • Electronic goods and mobile phone shops
  • Market stalls selling non-essential goods.

If your main business provides in-person services under the above categories, but chooses to change its method of operation to provide takeaway, click and collect (where goods are pre-ordered and collected off the premises) or online services with delivery during the lockdown period, it will still be counted as closed and so you are eligible to apply for a Support Grant.

However, if your business normally operates as a take away, click-and-collect, drive-through or delivery, you are not eligible for a Support Grant. This is because you are able to continue trading as normal during the National Lockdown, and have not been ordered to close.

Hospitality venues, such as:

  • Cafes
  • Restaurants
  • Pubs
  • Bars
  • Social clubs

If your main business provides in-person services under the above categories, but chooses to change its method of operation to provide takeaway, click and collect (where goods are pre-ordered and collected off the premises) or online services with delivery during the lockdown period, it will still be counted as closed and so you are eligible to apply for a Support Grant.

However, if your business normally operates as a take away, click-and-collect, drive-through or delivery, you are not eligible for a Support Grant. This is because you are able to continue trading as normal during the National Lockdown, and have not been ordered to close.

Accommodation, such as:

  • Hotels
  • Hostels
  • Guest houses

If these premises operate under one of the exemptions from closure, for example, if it acts as someone’s main residence where they cannot return home, for homeless people, or where it is essential for someone to stay there for work purposes, you are eligible to apply for a Support Grant.

Leisure and sports facilities, such as:

  • Leisure centres
  • Gyms
  • Swimming pools
  • Tennis and basketball courts
  • Golf courses
  • Fitness and dance studios
  • Climbing walls
  • Archery, driving, and shooting ranges

Entertainment venues, such as:

  • Theatres
  • Concert halls
  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Galleries
  • Casinos
  • Amusement arcades
  • Bingo halls
  • Bowling alleys
  • Skating rinks
  • Go-karting venues
  • Soft play centres and areas
  • Circuses
  • Funfairs
  • Zoos and other animal attractions
  • Water parks and theme parks.

Indoor attractions at botanical gardens, heritage homes and landmarks must also close, though outdoor grounds of these premises can stay open.

Personal care facilities, such as:

  • Hair, beauty, tanning and nail salons.
  • Tattoo parlours and body and skin piercing services
  • Spas
  • Massage parlours

Community centres and halls and libraries

Except for a limited number of exempt activities as set out below: Libraries can also remain open to provide access to IT and digital services - for example for people who do not have it at home - and for click-and-collect.

Places of worship

Except for the purposes of independent prayer, and service broadcasting and funerals.

These businesses and places will still be permitted to be open for a small number of exempt activities, including:

  • Education and training (including for schools to use sports and leisure facilities where that it part of their normal provision).
  • Childcare purposes and supervised activities for children.
  • Blood donation and food banks.
  • To provide medical treatment.
  • For elite sports persons (in indoor and outdoor sports facilities), professional dancers and choreographers (in fitness and dance studios).
  • For training and rehearsal without an audience (in theatres and concert halls).
  • For the purposes of professional film and TV filming.

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