The Covid-19 pandemic has had an unprecedent effect on town centres, Kingston included, with most shops temporarily closed to help enforce the necessary social distancing measures.
The following 'essentials' shops in Kingston town centre remain open, but check opening hours before visiting:
Health & Pharmacies
Boots, Bentall Centre
Boots, Union Street
Horrocks & Boyd, Fife Road (providing essential eyecare, and an emergency minor eye conditions service)
Food for Thought, Market Place
Panacea, Bentall Centre
Superdrug, Clarence Street
The following banks are open however with reduced opening hours, so please check their websites or call up before visiting:
Yorkshire Building Society
Ancient Market Place
The Ancient Market Place remains open, with stocks of fresh fruit and vegetables. Social distancing measures are in place.
Food and Drink
Many of Kingston's food and drink businesses are offering takeaway and delivery services. For our full round-up, click here.