Off sales provision
The Business and Planning Bill 2020 allows a temporary relaxation of the off sales provision. Please read the full guidance on new temporary off sales permission. This provision will be in place until 30 September 2021.
Section 172F Statement for displaying in premises.
Tables & Chairs Pavement Licence
To support businesses with social distancing the Government has passed a bill to allow tables and chairs to be placed on the pavement in front of premises serving food and drink. Please read more details on guidance and how to apply on our street trading page.
Taxis and private hire vehicles
Drivers are strongly recommended to wear a face mask whilst carrying passengers in their vehicle (unless it affects your ability to drive safely) and having a window open for ventilation.
Passengers must wear a face mask at all times, unless exempt. We appreciate that this is hard to enforce but you are permitted to refuse a customer if you are not satisfied that they are exempt from having to wear a mask.
There is full guidance for taxi and private hire drivers and operators on the Government’s taxis webpage.
For any businesses wishing to run events, there is still a requirement to provide an event specific Covid Risk Assessment. For further up to date guidance on organising and running events and for information on applying for a Temporary Event Notice, please see our alcohol and entertainment page.
For more information, please email the Licensing team firstname.lastname@example.org