Here's a list of shops and businesses open in Hemel's shopping centres

A number of businesses in The Marlowes shopping centre and Riverside can stay open during the national lockdown

Friday, 8th January 2021, 1:44 pm

With the country being placed into a national lockdown on Monday night by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, here is a list of which businesses are able to stay open in Hemel Hempstead's town centre.

Only essential retail is allowed to open until further notice alongside those that offer click and collect and delivery services.

In the Riverside Shopping Centre the following businesses are open:

The Marlowes

- I Mobile - appointment only 01442 768965

- Nationwide

- Next - click & collect only

- Pizza Express - takeaway, click & collect or deliveroo

Hemel Together

- Starbucks - takeaway or uber eats.

For opening hours and contact information please head to the stores individual page. Please note this is all subject to change.

For more information about Riverside, click here.Essential stores open in The Marlowes:

- David Pressman (Tues, Thurs, Sat only)

- Fagaras

- Fresh Market

- Halifax

- Holland & Barrett

- M&S

- Marlowes News

- Metro Bank

- Natwest

- Robert Dyas

- Savers

- Specsavers

- Tesco

- Timpsons

- Vision Express

- Wilko

Stores open for Click and Collect only:

- MEX

Businesses open for takeaway food & drink and/or delivery:

- Cafe Nero

- Cake Box

- Cappucio

- Olympian Gym Cafe

- Greggs

- Mooboo

- Muffin Break

- Wenzel's.

In a statement on The Marlowes website, it says: "Access to the centre is closely monitored using our existing footfall technology, with visitor capacity carefully controlled to maintain social distancing and to protect our visitors, occupiers and staff.

"If the density of shoppers rises to levels that may prevent social distancing, access to the centre will be reduced or temporarily stopped until numbers reduce.

"A number of measures have been implemented within our centres to support good hygiene practice and social distancing.

"We want everyone in our centres to feel as safe as possible and ask our shoppers to please adhere to the government’s guidance on social distancing to reduce social interaction between people to help prevent the transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19):

> Do not enter the centre if you are experiencing any of the COVID-19 symptoms

> Face coverings must be worn unless exempt

> Maintain a distance of at least 2 metres from all other members of the public

> Strictly observe the stores’ social distancing measures as instructed by their staff

> Please respect and follow the instructions outlined by retail stores and centre security team."

Please note this is all subject to change, for the latest updates visit the Riverside website and The Marlowes website