Some retailers including John Lewis, Currys, PC World and toy chain the Entertainer
have extended their opening hours to meet a surge in demand ahead of the lockdown in England. As non-essential stores close for a month from Thursday, some have rushed to do some last-minute shopping. Gary Grant, boss of the Entertainer, says it is “just like Christmas”. As England heads towards lockdown, here are what the rules are in different parts of the UK.