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All the essential shops, takeaways and click and collect shops open in the Bridges stores during Lockdown 3

With essential shops the only retailers allowed to trade during the third lockdown, bosses at the Bridges shopping centre in Sunderland have set out which businesses will still be open to customers.

By Fiona Thompson
Thursday, 7th January 2021, 10:30 am

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday night, January 4, that the country would enter another lockdown immediately as ministers try to get to grips with a surge in cases associated with the new variant of Covid-19.

The official Government guidance – published on its website – outlines which businesses are allowed to remain open and which must close.

Non-essential shops – including clothing and homeware stores, tailors, tobacco and vape shops, electronic goods and mobile phone shops must close but are allowed to operate click-and-collect (where goods are pre-ordered and collected off the premises) and delivery services.

Only shops classed as essential will remain open for the month-long lockdown starting on Thursday, November 5.

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Hospitality venues such as cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars and social clubs must also shut, with the exception of providing food and non-alcoholic drinks for takeaway (until 11pm), click-and-collect and drive-through.

Personal care facilities such as hair, beauty, tanning and nail salons, tattoo parlours and body and skin piercing services must also close. These services should not be provided in other people’s homes.

Businesses which can remain open include essential retail such as food shops, supermarkets, pharmacies, garden centres, building merchants and suppliers of building products and off-licences and medical and dental services.

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Bosses at the Bridges shopping centre, who have brought in a range of safety measures, from hand sanitising stations to one-way systems for shoppers to follow, have confirmed which of its businesses will remain open.

Essential Retailers (currently open during lockdown):-

Bargain Buys

Boots

Caffe Nero (takeaway only)

DSS Medical

Eurochange

Greggs

Greggs Cafe (takeaway only)

Halifax

Holland and Barrett

HSBC

Iceland

Krispy Kreme (takeaway only)

News and Booze

Nudo – (Takeaway only & pre order available)

Ramsdens

Savers

Starbucks (takeaway only)

Superdrug

Tesco

Vision Express (by appointment only)

Retailers Currently Offering Click & Collect

Beaverbrooks

Cards for all Occasions

EE

H Samuel

JD Sport

Just Cuts

Lush

Max Spielmann

Menkind

New Look

Next

The Entertainer

The Fragrance Shop

The Perfume Shop

The Works

Vodafone

Warren James

Waterstones

The centre’s multi-storey car park is closed but the rooftop car park and toilets remain open.

More details on opening times can be found via https://www.thebridges-shopping.com/.

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