Licensing coronavirus update: 4 Jan
The main restrictions that are likely to be most relevant to your business are set out below. You are also advised to read the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) Regulations 2020, which can be found on the GOV.uk website.
A summary of the main restrictions that are likely to be most relevant to your business in a Tier 3 - Very High Alert area are:
- No one may meet socially indoors with any other person they do not live with or have a support bubble with
- No one may meet socially outdoors with any other person they do not live with or have a support bubble with. You can see friends and family you do not live with in some outdoor spaces such as parks and public gardens in groups of up to 6. The limit of 6 includes children of any age
- Hospitality settings, such as bars, pubs, cafes, restaurants, and social clubs must close except for takeaway, delivery and click and collect services. This includes restaurants and bars within hotels or member’s clubs
- Businesses and venues selling alcohol for consumption off the premises can continue to do so as long as this is through takeaway, delivery service, click and collect or drive-through
- Food or alcohol purchased from a hospitality premises via takeaway or click and collect may not be consumed on any part of that premises, including beer gardens, as well as adjacent seating to the premises
- Accommodation such as hotels, B&Bs, campsites, holiday lets and guest houses must close
- Entertainment venues such as cinemas, bingo halls, bowling alleys, theatres and adult gaming centres must close
Further Government guidance, which you are strongly advised to familiarise yourself with, can be found on the GOV.UK website. Please do not hesitate to contact the Licensing Team for further advice.