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Garages and Petrol Stations: Key Workers

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 33638, tabled on 23 March 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether motor factors and independent garages are key workers who are required to keep working under the covid-19 guidance.

Answered on

21 April 2020

As set out in “Guidance: Closing certain businesses and venues” issued by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, garages are among the exceptions to businesses which must close, and may remain open. All non-essential retail must close, including those retailers selling car parts and accessories. However online retailers, including those supplying car parts may remain open.

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