REVEALED: Government publishes list of essential businesses that will stay open

The Government has published a list of essential retail outlets that will stay open until the middle of next month.

This afternoon the government announced that anything not listed will close its doors from midnight tonight.

1. Retail and wholesale sale of food, beverages and newspapers in non-specialised and
specialised stores;

2. Retail sale of household consumer products necessary to maintain the safety and
sanitation of residences and businesses;

3. Pharmacies/Chemists and retailers providing pharmaceuticals, pharmaceutical or
dispensing services;

4. Opticians/Optometrists;

5. Retail sale of selling medical and orthopaedic goods in specialised stores;

6. Fuel stations and heating fuel providers;

7. Retailers involved in the repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles and bicycle repair and
related facilities (e.g. tyre sales and repairs);

8. Retail sale of essential items for the health and welfare of animals, including animal
feed and medicines, animal food, pet food and animal supplies including bedding;

9. Laundries and Drycleaners;

10. Banks, Post Offices and Credit Unions;

11. Retail sale of safety supply stores (for e.g. work clothes, Personal Protective

12. Hardware stores, builders’ merchants and stores that provide hardware products
necessary for home and business maintenance, sanitation and farm equipment,
supplies and tools essential for gardening/farming/agriculture;

13. Retail sale of office products and services for individuals working from home and for

14. Retailers providing electrical, IT and phone sales, repair and maintenance services for