Coronavirus (COVID-19)—licensing tracker

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

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—licensing tracker
  • Legislation—made statutory instruments
  • Government guidance
  • Other sources of information

Coronavirus (COVID-19)—licensing tracker

This tracker is focused on licensing and is intended to be used to track key developments, legislation, guidance, parliamentary briefing notes and other sources of interest relating to coronavirus (COVID-19), where relevant to local government lawyers. It is designed to provide an easy reference point for relevant content for licensing lawyers working in or with local authorities during the coronavirus outbreak. For a navigational list of all local government coronavirus trackers, see Coronavirus (COVID-19)—local government tracker up to 18 July 2021 [Archived].

Legislation—made statutory instruments

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Alcohol Licensing (Coronavirus) (Regulatory Easements) (Amendment) Regulations 2021, SI 2021/DraftThe day after the day on which these Regulations are madeGovernment eases restrictions for hospitality industry
These draft Regulations are laid to assist the recovery of the hospitality industry in response to the coronavirus pandemic, extend provisions in the Business and Planning Act 2020 to allow sales of alcohol for consumption off the premises to licensed premises that did not have that permission for a further year (to 30 September 2022). It also amends the limits prescribed in section 107 of the Licensing Act 2003 to increase the allowance for temporary event notices that a licensed premises can give from 15 to 20, and increases the maximum number of days on which temporary events may be held at

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