Letter: Why are there so many businesses open during lockdown?

Could someone please tell me why so many businesses are still open in the Chesterfield area when we are supposedly in the middle of another national lockdown, preventing the spread of Covid-19 and the unnecessary death of people?

Saturday, 21st November 2020, 4:00 pm

Hairdressing and beauty salons have been forced to close but their supply warehouses are open, supplying essential goods.What essential goods do they sell? Who are they supplying these essential items to when we are supposedly locked down?Jewellery stores, cobblers and many other retail premises are open, selling a vast array of essential items. But are these items actually essential?Some businesses are continuing to trade while others have been forced to close.Car parks are busy daily (bringing in revenue for the council) and roads around Chesterfield are congested.I believe it’s an outrage that there seems to be absolutely no enforcement.

Dale Banks

Derbyshire

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