England is set to enter a second month-long national lockdown from Thursday, November 5.

In address to the nation on Saturday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the lockdown will last until December 2, and will be followed by a return to the tiered system of local restrictions.

Which businesses will have to close for the national lockdown - and which can stay open?

To reduce social contact, the Government has ordered certain businesses and venues to close.

The businesses that will have to close during the national lockdown include:

All non-essential retail, including, but not limited to:

  • Clothing and electronics stores
  • Vehicle showrooms
  • Travel agents
  • Betting shops
  • Auction houses
  • Tailors
  • Car washes
  • Tobacco and vape shops

The following indoor and outdoor leisure facilities will also have to close:

  • Bowling alleys
  • Leisure centres and gyms
  • Sports facilities including swimming pools, golf courses and driving ranges, dance studios
  • Stables and riding centres
  • Soft play facilities
  • Climbing walls and climbing centres
  • Archery and shooting ranges
  • Water and theme parks

The following entertainment venues will also have to close:

  • Theatres
  • Concert halls
  • Cinemas
  • Museums and galleries
  • Casinos
  • Adult gaming centres and arcades
  • Bingo halls
  • Concert halls
  • Zoos and other animal attractions
  • Botanical gardens

Which personal care facilities will have to shut?

  • Hair, beauty and nail salons
  • Tattoo parlours
  • Spas
  • Massage parlours
  • Body and skin piercing services
  • Non-medical acupuncture
  • Tanning salons

Which businesses will be able to remain open across England?

The following will be allowed to stay open during the national lockdown:

  • Food shops
  • Supermarkets
  • Garden centres
  • Plus, certain other retailers providing essential goods and services can remain open.

Essential retail should follow Covid-secure guidelines to protect customers, visitors and workers.

Non-essential retail can remain open for delivery to customers and click-and-collect.

Playgrounds can also remain open.

What about hospitality venues?

Hospitality venues like restaurants, bars and pubs must close, but can still provide takeaway and delivery services. However, takeaway of alcohol will not be allowed.

What about hotels?

Hotels, hostels and other accommodation should only open for those who have to travel for work purposes and for a limited number of other exemptions which will be set out in law.

At the time of writing, a full list of the business closures will be published and set out in law later this week.

What other venues are allowed to stay open across England?

Some venues will be allowed to remain open for specific exempt activities, like childcare and support groups.

Support groups that are essential to deliver in person can continue with up to 15 participants where formally organised to provide mutual aid, therapy or any other form of support.

This includes support to victims of crime, people in drug and alcohol recovery, new parents and guardians, people with long-term illnesses, people facing issues relating to their sexuality or gender, and those who have suffered bereavement.

A number of public services will also stay open and you will be able to leave home to visit them.

These include:

  • The NHS and medical services like GPs: They are allowed to stay open to safely carry out urgent and non-urgent services. The government have stressed that 'it is vital anyone who thinks they need any kind of medical care comes forward and seeks help'.
  • Jobcentre Plus sites
  • Courts
  • Civil Registrations Offices