Posted: 08.01.21 at 14:37 by The Editor
Midsomer Norton High Street was today (January 8) quiet as many shops except those retailling essential items such as hardware and food remain closed during this current lockdown.
However two premises were bristling with actitvity.
The two dog grooming sites either end of the High Street were going brisk business.
Dog grooming services, as animal welfare services ARE allowed under the current lockdown restrictions.
The shops and services that considered essential (as outlined on the latest Stay At Home government guidance) include:
-essential retail such as food shops, supermarkets, pharmacies, garden centres, building merchants and suppliers of building products and off-licences
-market stalls selling essential retail may also stay open
-businesses providing repair services may also stay open, where they primarily offer repair services
-petrol stations, automatic (but not manual) car washes, vehicle repair garages and MOT services, bicycle shops, and taxi and vehicle hire businesses
-banks, building societies, post offices, short-term loan providers and money transfer businesses
-laundrettes and dry cleaners
-medical and dental services
-vets and retailers of products and food for the upkeep and welfare of animals
-animal rescue centres, boarding facilities and animal groomers
-agricultural supplies shops
-mobility and disability support shops
-storage and distribution facilities
-car parks, public toilets and motorway service areas
-outdoor parts of botanical gardens and heritage sites for exercise
places of worship
-crematoriums and burial grounds