Ahead of Level 5.

What is an essential retail outlet?

Via Retail Excellence:

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 –
(a) hardware products necessary for home and business maintenance or construction and development,
(b) sanitation and farm equipment, or
(c) 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:
(a) Optician and optometrist outlets.
(b) Outlets providing hearing test services or selling hearing aids and appliances.
(c) 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.
(d) 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 –
(a) insofar as they sell food or beverages on a takeaway basis or for consumption off the premises,
(b) insofar as they are staff canteens operating for the exclusive use of persons working in, or at, a particular premises, or
(c) subject to paragraph 8 of Part 2, hotels or similar accommodation services insofar as they sell food or beverages for consumption on the premises by residents of the service.

Earlier: This Land Is Hemp Land

Level 5: Essential Retail as defined by Government for Level 5 (Retail Excellence)

At a glance: What does Level 5 mean? (RTÉ)

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11 thoughts on “Staying Open

  1. ReproBertie

    14 is a massive loophole that should be used to keep more shops in business, albeit it on a click and collect basis.

  2. frank

    when did everyone become so servile?
    have a think for yourself.
    If a supreme court judge (or whatever level of justice yer man Woulfe is) can poopoo away suggestions of illegality then you can too.
    The easiest on the list is 14. but if I was a pub or shop owner I’d look at number 1 and sell newspapers. Better yet, i’d collect a load of Northside People and sell them for 5c.
    It’s a Newspaper isn’t it?

    1. Micko

      My local hardware store stayed open during the last lockdown

      He put a table at the front door and got whatever customers wanted in the back, no one entered the shop.

      He made a small fortune while Woodies and like were closed.

      When I asked him why he didn’t close he just said “no one came around and told me to” ;-)

      Fair play to him

  3. scottser

    look, we only want to know if a/ the off-licences are open and b/ will golden discs be open so i can exchange my voucher.

  4. GiggidyGoo

    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.

    Buy slabs of soft drinks. If you sell them, your premises can open then as it’s selling beverages. Dealz sell a few sandwiches and were open last time.

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