The Welsh Government's fire-break lockdown will last for two weeks - and that means  all "non-essential" retail will have to close.

It means clothes shops, furniture shops and car dealerships among many others will have to shut.

Those allowed to remain open include supermarkets and other food retailers, pharmacies, banks and post offices. Although, official said wherever possible people should avoid unnecessary visits to these - and use alternative approaches such as online services and deliveries.

But what about variety and discount stores, many of which sell food and home maintenance products? Here's what the likes of B&M and Wilko have said about the latest lockdown announcement in Wales.

B&M Stores has said it will remain open

Home Bargains

A spokesperson from Home Bargains told WalesOnline: "As an essential retail business, we intend to continue trading during the national two week fire-break in Wales, serving the local communities that rely on us for their day-to-day essentials.

"All stores and staff members are working in line with the Government's latest guidance regarding Covid-19, and we are taking every reasonable precaution to ensure that we have done our part to help prevent the spread of this virus. The safety of both our staff and customers remains our number one priority."

Poundland

As an essential retailer Poundland stores across Wales will remain open.

A spokesperson told us: "There's no impact on Poundland as an essential retailer.

"Our colleagues proudly served their communities earlier this year and we will do so again during this fire-break.

"We know how much our Welsh customers rely on us for what they need, especially as a big number of our shoppers walk to our stores and buy what they can carry home.

"From groceries to household cleaning, over 70 per cent of what we sell are the everyday essentials our customers need.

"It goes without saying we'll be maintaining the highest standards of cleaning and hygiene in our stores. We ask all our customers to observe the official guidelines on social distancing and wearing masks."

Wilko

A spokesperson explained to WalesOnline: "We're a family owned business who through the good times and the bad have been helping our customers to get their jobs done in their homes and gardens for 90 years. So, as a retailer of essential household items our shops remain open to serve our customers in Wales for as long as it is safe to do so.

"Safety continues to be our top priority and we have a comprehensive eight-point safety plan in place to keep our customers and team members safe.

"Our eight-point safety plan was one of the first to be recognised as effective by our environmental health primary authority and includes: two-metre social distancing, customer marshals at the entrance to all stores, contactless payment choices, allocating time throughout the day for cleaning and providing face coverings.

"We'd like to thanks our customers and team members for their continued loyalty and support in these difficult times."

B&M

The discount store has confirmed that as an essential retailer all B&M stores across Wales will be open during the two week fire-break lockdown.