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I run a garden plant centre – can I continue to operate?

Stores (which may include garden plant centres) that provide hardware products necessary for home and business maintenance, sanitation and farm equipment, supplies for gardening/farming/agriculture must cease from business as usual trading with immediate effect. From 11th February, lone workers who are not considered essential workers may return to their place of work if:

  • They are the only person present on the premises; and
  • They have no physical contact with colleagues, customers or clients.

You must not open your premises to the public for general trading, but you may be able to fulfil and deliver or dispatch orders received online as long as you can undertake this work without any contact with other individuals, whether colleagues, customers or clients. This work must be undertaken by a lone worker.