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Covid 19 Guidance

Guidance for licensed businesses to comply with the Covid19 regulations and guidance

COVID-19 UPDATE - NATIONAL LOCKDOWN (updated 18-1-21)

England entered a new national lockdown on 6 January 2021.

The following hospitality venues are required to close for consumption on the premises:

• restaurants

• pubs

• bars, including those in hotels or members' clubs

• social clubs

• shisha bars

• cafes and canteens, excluding those exempted

These closed premises can continue to provide:

• food and non-alcoholic drinks on a takeaway basis (between 5am and 11pm). This means that customers can enter the premises to place and collect their order. Food and non-alcoholic drinks can also be provided via drive through, as well as click-and-collect (where

goods are pre-ordered by phone, online, via a mobile app or post, and collected without entering the premises).

• all food and drink (including alcohol) can continue to be provided through delivery services. Venues offering delivery services must not include alcoholic beverages if their licence does not already permit.

Hospitality venues providing food and drink for consumption off the premises are not permitted to allow customers to consume from any adjacent seating to the premises (with the exception of motorway service areas, airports, seaports, and the international terminal at Folkestone).

Further information can be found on the government website.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/restaurants-offering-takeaway-or-deliveryhttps://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/restaurants-offering-takeaway-or-delivery

 


 

COVID-19 UPDATE - TIER RESTRICTIONS (updated 2 December 2020)

Torridge District Council area has been placed under Tier 2 Restrictions commencing at 00:01 on 2nd December 2020.

Government Guidance on tier 2 restrictions can be found in the link below.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tier-2-high-alert

Specific guidance for various sectors including pubs and restaurants can be found in the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19

Guidance relating to the Christmas period can be found below:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/guidance-for-the-christmas-period

Additonal guidance is available in the "downloads" section.

 


 

New national restrictions apply from 5th November 2020

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november


 

THE MEASURES DETAILED BELOW HAVE NOW BEEN REPLACED BY NEW NATIONAL RESTRICTIONS

Over recent weeks the Government has made a series of announcements and implemented new regulations that seek to control the spread of Coronavirus.

These restrictions can be broadly grouped into the following categories:

  • Restrictions on opening hours.
  • Restrictions on service of food and drink for consumption on the premises.
  • Rule of 6 and social distancing
  • Face masks
  • Test and Trace

Further guidance on these measures can be found on the government website: www.gov.uk

Links to the most relevant documents for licensed premises are provided below:

Guidance for restaurants, bars, pubs and takeaway service on how to operate safely:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/restaurants-offering-takeaway-or-delivery

Face coverings:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own

Test and Trace:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/maintaining-records-of-staff-customers-and-visitors-to-support-nhs-test-and-trace




For further information please contact us:

licensing@torridge.gov.uk