Here is the Government’s list of essential retail outlets 6 months ago

Here is the Government’s list of essential retail outlets

Anything not included on the list is expected to close until 19 April.

Speaking on Tuesday, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced a number of changes that will be made due to the spread of Covid-19.

One of the standout pieces of information from Tuesday's press conference was that all non-essential retail outlets would be closed from midnight (24 March) onward.

The Government has since released a list of the essential outlets, meaning that anything not included on the list is expected to close until 19 April at the earliest.

The list is as follows:

  1. Retail and wholesale of food, beverages and newspapers in non-specialised and specialised stores.
  2. Retail sale of household consumer products necessary to maintain the safety and sanitation of residences and businesses.
  3. Pharmacies/chemists and retailers providing pharmaceuticals, pharmaceutical or dispensing services.
  4. Opticians/optometrists.
  5. Retail sale of selling medical and orthopaedic goods in specialised stores.
  6. Fuel stations and heating providers.
  7. Retailers involved in the repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles and bicycle repair and related facilities.
  8. Retail sale of essential items for the health and welfare of animals, including animal feed and medicines, animal food, pet food and animal supplies.
  9. Laundries and drycleaners.
  10. Banks, post offices and credit unions.
  11. Retail sale of safety supply stores.
  12. Hardware stores and builders' merchant stores that provide hardware products necessary for home and business maintenance.
  13. Retail sale of offices products and services for individuals working from home or businesses.
  14. Retailers providing electrical, IT and phone sales, repair and maintenance services for home