What shops are essential and can open at Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions?
Leinster Express Reporter
30 Dec 2020
This is the list of essential retail that can open during Level 5 and rules that apply.
Retailers with mixed retail offering which have discrete spaces for essential and non-essential retail should make arrangements for the separation of relevant areas.
1. Outlets selling food or beverages on a takeaway basis, or newspapers, whether on a retail or wholesale basis and whether in a non-specialised or specialised outlet.
2. Markets that, wholly or principally, offer food for sale.
3. Outlets selling products necessary for the essential upkeep and functioning of places of residence and businesses, whether on a retail or wholesale basis.
4. Pharmacies, chemists and retailers or wholesalers providing pharmaceuticals or pharmaceutical or dispensing services, whether on a retail or wholesale basis.
5. Outlets selling health, medical or orthopaedic goods in a specialised outlet, whether on a retail or wholesale basis.
6. Fuel service stations and heating fuel providers.
7. Outlets selling essential items for the health and welfare of animals (including animal feed and veterinary medicinal products, pet food, animal bedding and animal supplies), whether on a retail or wholesale basis.
8. Laundries and drycleaners.
9. Banks, post offices and credit unions.
10. Outlets selling safety supplies (including work-wear apparel, footwear and personal protective equipment), whether on a retail or wholesale basis.
11. Hardware outlets, builders’ merchants and outlets that provide, whether on a retail or wholesale basis:
hardware products necessary for home and business maintenance or construction and development
sanitation and farm equipment
supplies and tools essential for farming or agriculture purposes
12. Outlets providing for the repair and maintenance of mechanically propelled vehicles or bicycles and any related facilities (including tyre sales and repairs).
13. The following outlets, insofar as they offer services on an emergency basis only:
outlets providing hearing test services or selling hearing aids and appliances
outlets selling office products and services for businesses or for relevant persons working from their respective places of residence, whether on a retail or wholesale basis
outlets providing electrical, information and communications technology and telephone sales, repair and maintenance services for places of residence and businesses
14. Any other retail outlet that operates an online or other remote system of ordering goods for purposes of collection at the retail outlet.
15. Outlets selling food or beverages whether on a retail or wholesale basis and whether in a non-specialised or specialised outlet:
insofar as they sell food or beverages on a takeaway basis or for consumption off the premises
insofar as they are staff canteens operating for the exclusive use of persons working in, or at, a particular premises
16. Optician and optometrist outlets. Any retail parts of premises should not be open to general public for browsing.
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