Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed the nation last night (05/01/2021) with the latest update on the coronavirus pandemic.
Stricter measures have been employed across England as we enter a third national lockdown. This has been imposed in attempts to stop the virus from spreading further and to prevent the NHS from being overwhelmed by surging infections.
People are limited to exercise outdoors (while adhering to social distancing) and travel is restricted to those journeying to and from essential work. The rules around what you can and can't do during this period have been outlined in a government document.
The key message that relates to garages is that they are allowed to remain open.
Much of the retail sector has been shutdown. Although, supermarkets remain open in order for people to buy basic necessities. Pharmacies, banks, petrol stations and post offices are also amongst those who can stay open at this time.
Garages are able to identify whether or not they are open, allowing any users of WhoCanFixMyCar.com to still book any required repairs or servicing.
If you require any additional advice on navigating car repairs/servicing whilst adhering to social distancing or indeed isolation, read our guide on contactless ways to keeping your car moving.
NOTE THAT ONLY ESSENTIAL TRAVEL IS PERMITTED DURING LOCKDOWN, AND FOR CRITICAL WORKERS TO TRAVEL TO AND FROM THEIR JOB.
An official full summary of the guidelines are included here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home