All the places in Worthing which are closing for the second lockdown

Lockdown is back this Thursday (November 5) – and here’s all the places in Worthing which will have to close.

Monday, 2nd November 2020, 5:19 pm
Updated Tuesday, 3rd November 2020, 8:16 am
Worthing town centre in March during the previous lockdown

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the new national lockdown at the weekend as Covid-19 cases continue to rise at a concerning rate.

It will take place from November 5 until December 2 and people are being asked to stay at home unless for specific purposes – such as childcare, exercise, buying food, or if you cannot work from home.

Below are all the businesses, venues, and other public facilities which will be closing from Thursday (November 5).

‘Non-essential shops’

This includes clothing shops, electronics shops, vehicle showrooms, travel agents, betting shops, car washes, and vape shops.

All businesses which are considered ‘non-essential’ must close from Thursday.

Pubs, bars and restaurants

Pubs, bars and restaurants across Worthing will have to close, but can still provide takeaway and delivery food and drink, excluding alcohol.

Gyms and leisure centres

Leisure facilities must close – including gyms, swimming pools, golf courses and dance studios.

South Downs Leisure, which runs Worthing Leisure, Splashpoint and others, said it was ‘devastated’ to be closing its doors this week.

A statement on its website read: “Following the announcement from the government on Saturday 31st October, we regrettably head into a second lockdown, we want to reassure you that South Downs Leisure will still be here supporting you and our community.

“Although we are devastated to be closing our doors on Wednesday evening, the good news is that we have done this before and therefore we are ready to be able to offer activities to keep everyone active during these unprecedented times.

“Our covid safe centres will remain open and operate as normal until Wednesday evening.

“There is no need to contact us regarding memberships, we will be reaching out to our community by Tuesday 5pm with all the latest news and activities to keep us all mentally and physically well.

“On behalf of South Downs Leisure, our heartfelt thanks to you all for supporting us. Keep well and safe and we will be in touch.”

Entertainment

And entertainment venues including cinemas, museums, galleries bingo halls and zoos must also shut up shop.

This includes the Dome Cinema in Worthing, which said in a statement: “We will again be closed from Thursday.

“If you have a booking for Thursday onwards, we will be in touch over the next couple of days to arrange refunds, credit notes or swaps.”

Hairdressers and beauty salons

Hairdressers, beauty and nail salons, tattoo and piercing parlours, spas and tanning salons must also close from Thursday (November 5).

Libraries

Libraries are also having to close for the lockdown.

What about weddings and funerals?

Funerals can be attended by a maximum of 30 people but weddings are not permitted.

Churches and other places of worship will close unless they are being used for a funeral or other specific reasons specified by the government.

Hotels and holiday accommodation

Holiday parks, hotels and B&Bs will also have to close for this four-week period, as overnight stays and holidays are not allowed.

But what can stay open?

Food shops, supermarkets, and garden centres are allowed to remain open, following covid-secure guidelines.

Retail which is considered non-essential can remain open for delivery to customers and click-and-collect.

Schools and universities can also remain open.

Public spaces like parks, playgrounds, public gardens, and the beach remain open.