COVID-19: List of Shops that Need to remain Closed Published


The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister has just issued a list of outlets which have to be closed as of 8am on Monday 23rd March 2020.

“Upon the order of the Superintendent of Public Health, as from the 23 March 2020 at 8am, the closure of all shops whereby their principal business relates to the selling of:


– Clothing

– Sportswear

– Jewellery

– Hand bags and leather goods

– Costume jewellery and accessories

– Footwear

– Non-prescription eyewear

– Perfumeries

– Beauty products

– Haberdasheries

– Soft furnishings

– Household appliances

– Souvenir shops

– Discount stores

– Luggage shops

– Toy shops

– Hobby shops

– Furniture

– Florists and vaping shops, shall be observed.


The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister stated that this decision applies to the above mentioned shops whether operating in shopping malls and/or elsewhere.


These shops may still sell and provide delivery services of their products in the community.


As announced earlier today, Government is also requesting with effect from the said date and time the closure of outlets providing non-essential services, namely hairdressers, barbers, beauticians, spas, nail artists, nail technicians and tattooists.


Fines of €3000 will be imposed each time these new measures are breached.


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