Shop opening hours: Are shops open TODAY? May bank holiday shopping guide

Shop opening hours have changed due to COVID-19 lockdown measures, as the Government has forced several workplaces to close. Those which remain open have reduced their timetables to prevent any significant circulation of COVID-19.

Which shops are open on the May bank holiday?

Only certain shops were allowed to remain open during the stricter Government guidelines issued in March.

Under those, supermarkets, pharmacies and other “essential” stores have continued to operate, while other retailers where people might usually gather have shut.

As the second May bank holiday approaches, some have begun to open once more.

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Retailers

  • Homebase
  • B&Q
  • Wickes
  • Timpson (from supermarkets only)
  • B&Q
  • Next
  • Dunelm
  • Furniture Village
  • Matalan
  • All garden centres (England only)

Restaurants and cafes

  • Costa (select locations – takeaway and delivery only)
  • Pret (takeaway and delivery only)
  • Nando’s (select locations – delivery only)
  • McDonald’s (select locations – delivery or drive-thru only)
  • Burger King (select locations – delivery or drive-thru only)
  • KFC (select locations – delivery or drive-thru only)
  • Leon (select locations)

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The following shop categories have also remained open, but may vary by location:

  • Banks
  • Bicycle shops
  • Car rentals
  • DIY stores
  • Dry cleaners
  • Garages
  • Health shops
  • Laundrettes
  • Markets for food and groceries
  • Newsagents
  • Off-licences
  • Pet shops and vets
  • Petrol stations
  • Pharmacies
  • Post Offices
  • Supermarkets

Currently, Government plans mean certain shops have to remain closed until at least stage two of official plans.

The second stage comes into effect from June 1 and will see schools open alongside some other non-essential shops such as clothing retailers with Moss Bros and Marks and Spencer.

Most of the hospitality industry, including hotels, places of worship, cinemas and libraries will remain shut until July 4 – phase three of the Government’s plan.

During the final phase, pubs and other restaurants should also partially reopen, but those which can’t enforce social distancing may need to stay closed.

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