Name: Non-essential Retail and Hospitality, Leisure, Accommodation, Gym & Sports and Personal Care
Description: Non-essential Retail and Hospitality, Leisure, Accommodation, Gym & Sports and Personal Care

Non-essential Retail and Hospitality, Leisure, Accommodation, Gym & Sports and Personal Care

Non-essential Retail and Hospitality, Leisure, Accommodation, Gym and Sports and Personal Care


Non-essential Retail

  • Non-essential retail: a business that is open to the public and is used wholly or mainly for the purposes of retail sale or hire of goods or services, where the primary purpose of products or services provided are not necessary to the health and well-being of the public.

Types of eligible business

  • Betting offices
  • Departmental stores
  • Markets (other than livestock)
  • Sales kiosks
  • Showrooms e.g. kitchen, bathroom, tile, glazing
  • Tobacco and vape stores
  • Antiques stores
  • Sales offices
  • Travel agents
  • Electronic goods and mobile phone shops
  • Clothes shops
  • Book shops
  • Auction rooms
  • Car auction
  • Car showrooms
  • Car supermarkets
  • Car washes (standalone)
  • Car/caravan
  • Sales/display/hiring Sites
  • Charity shops
  • Carpet stores
  • Furniture shops
  • Sofa shops
  • Homeware shops
  • Florists
  • Plant nurseries
  • Jewellers
  • Stationery shops
  • Gift shops
  • Make-up shops
  • Animal Groomers
  • Sweet shops
  • Photography studios

Exclusions:

  • Food retailers, including food markets
  • Supermarkets
  • Convenience stores
  • Corner shops
  • Off licences
  • Breweries
  • Pharmacies
  • Chemists
  • Newsagents
  • Animal rescue centres and boarding facilities
  • Building merchants
  • Petrol stations
  • Vehicle repair and MOT services
  • Bicycle shops
  • Taxi and vehicle hire businesses
  • Education providers including tutoring services
  • Banks, building societies and other financial providers
  • Post offices
  • Funeral directors
  • Launderettes and dry cleaners
  • Medical practices
  • Veterinary surgeries and pet shops
  • Agricultural supply shops
  • Garden centres
  • Storage and distribution facilities
  • Wholesalers
  • Employment agencies and businesses
  • Office buildings
  • Automatic car washes
  • Mobility support shops

The above lists are indicative of the types of eligible and excluded businesses but are not exhaustive.

Last Updated: 15th April 2021