Coronavirus (COVID-19)—keeping up with restrictions for licensed premises in England [Archived]

The following Local Government practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—keeping up with restrictions for licensed premises in England [Archived]
  • Roadmap out of national lockdown
  • Step one
  • Step two
  • Step three
  • Step four
  • What are the general principles of restrictions on licensed premises and entertainment venues?
  • Self-isolation
  • Self-quarantine
  • Rules on social gathering
  • More...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)—keeping up with restrictions for licensed premises in England [Archived]

This Archived Practice Note outlines the general base-line coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, including the modified regional tiered restrictions and the national restrictions in force in England until 19 July 2020, that applied to business premises, including premises licensed for the sale of food and drink, alcohol or entertainment until all formal restrictions were lifted. The government recommends continuing caution but formal restrictions have been removed with the warning that they may need to be reintroduced if health circumstances require it.

The government measures to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) have changed significantly during the course of the pandemic from the national lockdown to taking more nuanced action in areas of increased transmission, so keeping track can be difficult for practitioners and their clients. This Practice Note aims to provide a reference point for the current restrictions in force in England. For the national restrictions during the initial response to the pandemic, see Archived Practice Note: Impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on Licensing [Archived].

Roadmap out of national lockdown

On 23 February 2021, the Cabinet Office published its roadmap out of the current coronavirus lockdown in England. The roadmap contains four main steps to easing restrictions. Before it is possible to proceed to the next step, a four test assessment of the impact of the previous step will

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