We are committed to supporting businesses preparing to reopen after lockdown and have created a survey to help us capture and understand how the local hospitality sector is planning to reopen. We would really appreciate your participation in completing the survey.
Following the recent Government announcement of the roadmap out of lockdown, further advice and guidance is available to the hospitality sector opening outside areas at step 2 of the roadmap.
There will be no restrictions on opening hours (other than any specific planning or licensing restrictions that may apply) and for sale of alcohol.
There will not be a requirement to purchase a substantial meal with a drink.
However, the following restrictions and limitations will apply:
- Outdoor service only (this means that any structure must be at least 50% open to the air)
- Table service only (for ordering, consumption and payment)
- Maximum number of 2 households or up to 6 people from different households
- Social Distancing requirements will apply (2m or reduction to 1m with mitigation)
- Customers to wear face covering when passing through permitted indoor areas e.g. for toilet usage.
The roadmap provides businesses and the public with notice to prepare for the gradual removal of restrictions. There are many checks and considerations the hospitality sector should consider before reopening:
Posted: Fri, 19 Mar 2021 09:30 by Julie Lovatt