When the new lockdown rules came into force last week, early indications suggested that all car washes would have to close.
Now the Government has confirmed that certain car washes can remain open during lockdown 2.
The Petrol Retailers Association and the Car Wash Association have successfully lobbied the Government to allow some of their premises to stay open.
PRA and CWA chairman Brian Madderson said he had received official confirmation that car washes attached to petrol stations could remain open.
He said: “I am immensely pleased to announce that the Government confirmed with us that, in England, car washes which are part of a petrol station would be able to remain open.
“This major success has come about as a result of intensive lobbying efforts over the past three days by the PRA and CWA.”
It is understood that lobbying is underway to ensure that other types of car washes – which are not connected to petrol stations – can remain open, reports NottinghamshireLive.
However, as it stands, the only car washes that are allowed to operate under this second lockdown are those which are attached to petrol stations.