Coronavirus: City & Business Impact

Updated Thursday 26 March, 10am


Following the earlier announcement to close all cafes, pubs, restaurants, theatres and leisure centres, on Monday 23rd March UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced the closure of all shops selling non-essential items.

Businesses that can remain open include supermarkets, petrol stations, post offices, launderettes, bike shops, pet shops, hardware stores and banks.

The public has been advised only leave home only to exercise once a day, travel to and from work where absolutely necessary, shop for essential items and to fulfil any medical or care needs.


  • Aldi, Market Street
  • Barclays Bank, Market Street
  • Barclays Bank, St Ann’s Square
  • Body Shop, Manchester Arndale
  • Boots, Manchester Arndale
  • Boots, Piccadilly Gardens
  • Halifax, Piccadilly
  • Halifax, Cross Street
  • Holland & Barrett, Market Street
  • Holland & Barrett, St Ann’s Square
  • Lloyds Bank, Market Street
  • Manchester Deli, Manchester Arndale
  • Marks & Spencer, Market Street
  • Metro Bank, Market Street
  • NatWest, Market Street
  • Nationwide, Market Street
  • Poundland, Manchester Arndale
  • RBS, St Ann’s Street
  • Sainsbury’s Local, Deansgate
  • Santander, Market Street
  • Skipton, Market Street
  • Spar, St Mary’s Gate
  • Specsavers (emergency only), Manchester Arndale
  • Superdrug, Manchester Arndale
  • Superdrug, Piccadilly
  • Tesco Express, Deansgate
  • Tesco Metro, Market Street
  • TSB, Market Street
  • Virgin Money, Market Street
  • Wilko, Manchester Arndale
  • Yorkshire Building Society, Piccadilly


For the latest updates on bus, rail and tram services please visit the Transport for Greater Manchester website, here.

For the latest Government advice please visit

*All information correct at time of posting*