What's closed in Tier 4 Covid lockdown? List of shops and businesses forced to shut under new rules

NON-ESSENTIAL shops, hairdressers and nail salons are among the businesses that must close in Tier 4 areas.

The new Tier 4 has been announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson this afternoon in a bid to stop the spread of the deadly virus.

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It means millions of Brits in London and the South East will have to cancel Christmas plans and must stay at home.

The new rules, which come into force at midnight tonight, mean the closure of shops and businesses – but essential retail will be allowed to stay open.

The Prime Minister said that Tier 4 is broadly similar to previous lockdowns.

It means businesses such as gyms and hairdressers must also close.

Full list of areas in Tier 4

HERE is the full list of areas in Tier 4.

Surrey (excluding Waverley)
The boroughs of Gosport, Havant, Portsmouth, Rother and Hastings
All 32 London boroughs and the city of London.
Bedford, Central Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes, Luton, Peterborough
Essex (excluding Colchester, Uttlesford and Tendring).

What is the list of business that must close in Tier 4?

The list of businesses closing at midnight are:

  • Non-essential shops
  • Hairdressers
  • Nail salons
  • Barbers
  • Tattoo shops
  • Beauty salons
  • Gyms
  • Leisure centres

We believe there may be additional businesses that have to close and will update this story as soon as guidance is released.

What businesses are closed in Tier 3?

Businesses that are close in Tier 3 are:

  • Bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants are closed except for takeaway and delivery
  • Hotels, guest houses and B&Bs are closed
  • indoor play centres and areas, including inflatable parks and soft play centres and areas (other than for people who have a disability)
  • trampolining parks (other than for elite athletes, people with a disability, supervised activities for children and for formal education or training purposes)
  • casinos
  • bingo halls
  • bowling alleys
  • indoor skating rinks (other than for elite athletes, professional dancers and choreographers, people with a disability, supervised activities for children and for formal education or training purposes)
  • amusement arcades and adult gaming centres
  • nightclubs and adult entertainment venues
  • laser quests and escape rooms
  • cinemas, theatres concert halls – other than drive-in events, broadcasting performances, training or rehearsal
  • circuses
  • snooker and pool halls (other than for elite athletes)
  • zoos, safari parks, and aquariums
  • other animal attractions including farms
  • water parks and aqua parks
  • model villages
  • museums, galleries and sculpture parks
  • botanical or other gardens, biomes or greenhouses
  • theme parks, fairgrounds and funfairs
  • adventure playgrounds and parks, including ziplining
  • visitor attractions at film studios,
  • heritage sites such as castles, stately homes or heritage railways
  • landmarks including observation wheels and viewing platforms

The new strain is blamed for a sudden surge in hospitalisations and The Sun understands evidence shows a dramatic hike in positive cases in London in the past week.

Boris has been trying to save Christmas, insisting Brits would be able to meet with their families thanks to the planned bubbles.

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