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View the latest COVID-19 information and advice, including details of the new national restrictions and service updates.


Covid-19 re-opening guidance for licensed premises

Government guidance on how to open premises safely while minimising the risk of spreading COVID-19 has now been published.

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Coronavirus arrangements for the Licensing Service

In light of recent government advice we have had to make some changes to the licensing service. Some of these may affect you and your business.

These temporary changes have been made to help minimise the risk and spread of the virus, and to keep our staff and our customers safe.

Please be assured that we are working to deliver our services, but in some circumstances, we have had no choice but to temporarily suspend the service.

Our priority will be to ensure that existing licence holders and businesses can continue to operate, where possible.

The Government has released guidance for pet owners and livestock keepers on maintaining the welfare of their animals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Information on other licences including weighbridge operator registration, boatman's licences and Sunday trading.
A personal licence allows the holder to authorise the sale or supply of alcohol in a venue or property which has a premises licence.
Help, support and advice on selective landlord licensing.
The Licensing Act 2003 regulates the sale and supply of alcohol, provision of regulated entertainment and late night refreshment.

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