THE Queen's funeral on Monday has been designated as a bank holiday, prompting businesses across the UK to close for the day.

While many workers are used to having bank holidays off, there are plenty of firms which usually don't close on such days.

Shopping centres and supermarkets are among those businesses that stay open and often see an uptick in visitors during public holidays.

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But the likes of Tesco, Aldi, M&S and Asda have joined retailers such as Primark by announcing they'll close during the state funeral.

Will food banks close?

Some food banks have announced they will close on September 19. 

On Tuesday, Wimbledon Food Bank tweeted: "Our condolences go out to the Royal family at this sad time. All food bank hubs will be closed on Monday September 19 due to funeral. We will reopen from Tuesday September 20."

However, the foodbank later tweeted that, due to overwhelming support from volunteers, it would be open on Monday. 

It wrote on Twitter: "UPDATE: Due to the overwhelming support we have recieved we now have volunteers to run our Monday session as usual. As a reminder we are not a government service and run solely on peoples donations of time, money and food."

The Trussell Trust, which runs the Wimbledon Food Bank, said all of its centres are independent and make their own decisions on closing times.

The charity said all of the food banks in its network are aware that Monday will be a bank holiday and the decision on whether to open will be based on the needs of each community.

Some food banks only open a few days a week, meaning some never open on Mondays - which tend to be the day bank holidays fall on.

The Trussell Trust urged anyone in need of their services to check the opening times of their local food bank during the Queen's funeral to see if they're opened.

The National: People are encouraged to check with their local food banks to see if they will close for the Queen's funeralPeople are encouraged to check with their local food banks to see if they will close for the Queen's funeral

Emma Revie, chief executive of the Trussell Trust, said: “Food banks in our network run sessions on different days and at different times.

"Food banks are best placed to make the right decision for their communities and will ensure everyone who needs support can access it as they do with every bank holiday.

"As each food bank is an independent charity, we’d encourage people who need support to contact their local food bank to check their opening hours.”

The Edinburgh Food Project told The National it will remain open as normal on Monday, adding that it only closes on Christmas and New Year.

Glasgow NE Food Bank said it will be opened as usual this Monday but said it will be closed the following Monday.

Meanwhile, Glasgow SE Food Bank tweeted that it will be closed over the next two bank holidays on September 19 and 26.

In England, food banks in Stoke-on-Trent, London, Keynsham in Bristol, Sefton in Liverpool, and Stockport have all announced they'll close.