With another lockdown, many non-essential stores will be forced to close once again to the dismay of customers.
However, there will be some stores that will be able to stay open after they were classed as essential retailers in the previous lockdowns.
And some shoppers will be wondering if stores such as B&M, Home Bargains and others will be kept open during lockdown.
They are firm favourites among many shoppers across England and sometimes it can be confusing which stores are classed as essential stores.
Well, depending on the store, you might be in luck or you might find that they have been forced to close once again.
We have seen what these stores have said about staying open during lockdown as we face another hard few weeks ahead of us.
B&M will remain open during the third lockdown after it was classed as a essential store.
A statement from the company said: “A Message to our Shoppers.
We have been deemed an essential retailer by the Government as the majority of our sales are Grocery, Household Cleaning, Personal Care, DIY and Pet Care goods”.
The Range will be open during lockdown, it has announced.
A statement from the company said: “We’re still here for you Whether it’s for your essential food & cleaning products or office furniture & stationery for your home office or schooling set up.”
Wilko will join the previous two stores and remain open during lockdown due to it being classed as an essential retailer.
A statement from Wilko said : “We’re open to support you and your families.
“At Wilko, you’ll find many essentials all in the same place, such as paracetamol and other over the counter medicines, toilet roll, bleach, anti-bacterial wipes, baby food, pet food, and products to help you look after your home.
“We’ll continue to work hard to keep you and our team members as safe as possible, and to keep the stuff you need on our shelves and available on wilko.com”.
Home Bargains has also said it will remain open during lockdown.
A statement from the company said: “We are working tirelessly to ensure that we’re keeping our stores fully stocked and to continue to provide customers with the great products and service you’ve come to expect.
“We are taking all necessary steps to ensure the safety of everyone shopping and working in our stores.
“The key safety measures we have in place are set out below, and we appreciate your continued support in implementing them.”