GREGGS lovers can still grab a steak bake under the third national lockdown.

Brits have been in lockdown since January when Boris Johnson ordered everyone in England to stay at home.

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You can still grab a Greggs but you can't sit in store to eat your snack


You can still grab a Greggs but you can’t sit in store to eat your snackCredit: Alamy

All non-essential shops have remained closed since then – but this is set to change soon under the PM’s roadmap out of lockdown.

Under Mr Johnson’s four-step plan, non-essential retail can reopen on April 12, along with hairdressers and barbers.

But as Greggs is classed as an essential retailer because it sells food, it has been allowed to remain open – so you can still grab your favourite snack.

But what are the rules in place when visiting your local store? We explain everything you need to know.

Is Greggs open during lockdown?

Greggs closed its doors during the first lockdown, but the bakery chain has kept its doors open this time around.

Pubs, restaurants and cafes can only serve takeaway food and non-alcoholic drinks – so you can grab a Greggs but you can’t eat in store.

You can also use the chain’s click and collect service too by signing up for an account, which you can do here.

You’ll be able to order your snack and pay for it online, and then pick it up from your local store.

Alternatively, you can also order through Just Eat.

When visiting your local Greggs, you must follow social distancing rules and wear a mask, unless you are exempt.

Only one adult per household is allowed in the shop – but children can join them if needed.

Greggs says it would prefer customers to pay by card or contactless where possible.

The store is also offering fewer products than usual because there are fewer staff in shops to keep in line with social distancing.

You can view the menu here.

What are Greggs’ opening hours?

Greggs’ opening and closing times vary from store to store.

Many shops open as early as 6am and some can close as late as 10pm.

Under lockdown rules, all hospitality must close at 11pm.

Before you make a trip, it’s best to check when your local shop opens and closes by using the chain’s store locator.

Following the first lockdown last year, all Greggs stores were closed on March 23, even though it was allowed to stay open for takeaway orders.

After a later trial reopening, around 800 of Greggs’ branches then reopened for business by mid June.

If you’re unsure about which shops can still stay open during the third lockdown, we’ve rounded up a list of essential retailers.

And here are the shops that must close.

If you’re desperate to know when you can get your Covid jab, here’s the online calculator you can use which will give you a clue.

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