List of shops that ARE open today from Poundland to Home Bargains

A NUMBER of high streets shops are remaining open in order to provide essential services to the public during the nationwide coronavirus lockdown.

Under government guidelines, any retailers providing essentials such as food or healthcare products can remain open.

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Other shops that are exempt from the government's ban include hardware stores, corner shops, petrol stations, shops in hospitals, post offices, banks, newsagents, laundrettes and pet shops.

Stores selling clothing, books or electrical goods, as well as hairdressers, bed and breakfasts, and indoor and outdoor markets, must close.

But there are some retailers which remain open because some of the items they provide are deemed to be essential.

Home Bargains

Home Bargains stores are open as normal at the moment, and you can find your local branch here.

You can also order products online, although the retailer warned that orders are currently taking slightly longer to get to customers than normal.

Regular delivery costs £3.49, or £7.99 for large items, although if you spend more than £50 on certain items it is free.


Poundland stores are all operating their regular hours for now, and you can find your nearest shop here.

The retailer has added more safety measures for both staff and customers, including installing perspex screens at checkouts, limiting the number of shoppers in a store at one time, only opening some tills to keep people apart.

It is also providing staff with hand sanitiser and restocking its shelves out of opening hours to limit contact.


B&M has said that it will stay open because it stocks food and grocery, pet food and hardware essentials.

Last week it said it was prioritising food and toiletries over general merchandise to keep shelves stocked with the most essential products.

It has urged shoppers to observe social distancing measures while shopping.

You can find your nearest store here.


  • Asda
  • Tesco
  • Morrisons
  • Sainsbury's
  • Lidl
  • Aldi
  • Co-op
  • Iceland
  • Waitrose
  • Marks & Spencer (only stores with food halls)
  • Boots (healthcare and pharmacy only)
  • Superdrug
  • Homebase (home delivery only)
  • Wickes (home delivery and click and collect)
  • B&Q (home delivery and click and collect)
  • Screwfix (home delivery and click and collect)
  • Pets At Home
  • Holland And Barrett
  • Halfords (auto centres only, not stores)
  • WH Smith – 60 percent of stores closed
  • Starbucks – still open to drive-through


Argos has closed its standalone stores, but its branches in Sainsbury’s supermarkets remain open.

The store is strongly encouraging people to order online rather than visit stores, or to pick up items when they go to buy groceries in their local supermarket.


All of Poundstretcher's stores are open as normal because the retailer sells cleaning and food products.

You can find your nearest store here.


Halfords stores are currently open for business, but with some significant changes to help protect people.

Customers are now not allowed into stores, but will only be allowed as far as a desk in the front entrance where they can pay for goods.

The retailer is also no longer be accepting cash payments for the foreseeable future – so you will need to have your card payment ready.

It has also suspended non-essential fitting services to focus on helping key workers to maintain their cars.

Assisted sales including bike purchase, collections and repairs can only be carried out via a booked appointment.

If you need to visit your bank, here's all the information on which branches are still open.

Post Offices are also allowed to remain open.

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