As part of the nationwide lockdown Boris Johnson has ordered all retailers selling non-essential goods to shut up shop.
While the Government has urged the public to go to the supermarket only when necessary, the advice remains ambiguous and there is no defined limit on the number of visits that people can pay to their local store.
The guidance says shopping should only be for “basic necessities” and should be as infrequent as possible. How many times is this?
Shops that are exempt from the Government’s ban are food retailers, pharmacies, hardware stores, corner shops, petrol stations, shops in hospital, post offices, banks, newsagents, laundrettes and pet shops.
The Government said that shops which open in defiance of the ban could be prosecuted by trading standards officers.