Shops selling goods deemed essential are not affected by the measures and can still be visited without making an appointment. These are listed below.
· Food stores, including night shops
· Shops selling toiletries and hygiene products
· Shops specialised in products for babies
· Shops selling animal feed
· Petrol stations and fuel merchants
· Newsagents and bookstores
· Shops selling telephones with the exception of those that only sell accessories
· Shops selling medical aid products such as crutches
· DIY stores
· Garden centres and nurseries
· Wholesalers for professionals
· Stores selling fabric, wool and sewing material such as thread and buttons.
· Stationary stores
In stores selling non-essential goods you can only shop if you have either ordered your goods online or have made an appointment. The following rules are in force:
· The collection of any goods ordered must take place outside the shop.
· You can only remain in the shop for the period of time that you have reserved. There is no minimum limit on how long in advance you have to reserve.
· A shopper can take a maximum of 1 person with them to the store. This person must live under the same roof or be the person’s “cuddle contact”.
· A maximum of 1 customer per 10M² is permitted. In large stores no more than 50 customers can be inside the store at any one time.
· When queuing outside social distancing of 1.5 metres must be observed.