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Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for food businesses

The following guidance will help support you to keep people safe during the coronavirus pandemic, but if you require any further information or advice, please complete the online form at the bottom of the page.

Step 3 - COVID-19 roadmap out of lockdown from 17 May 2021

What this means for food businesses including restaurants, pubs, bars, cafes or takeaways

Indoor hospitality will re-open. Venues such as cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars and social clubs will be allowed to welcome customers indoors, however customers will have to order, eat and drink while seated (table service). As in Step 2, venues will not have to serve a substantial meal with alcoholic drinks, nor will there be a curfew. 

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Collection of Contact Details etc and Related Requirements) Regulations 2020

Businesses must comply with the Collection of Contact Details Regulations which require that you display an NHS QR code poster and request that customers and visitors check in to your premises. If individuals do not have the app, you must have a system in place to collect their name and contact details instead. 

For further information, please visit Covid-19 venue check-in  

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Reopening your business safely after a closure

Information is available from the government to support businesses to manage the impacts of the Coronavirus, including reopening your business safely after a closure

COVID-19 support for businesses

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Last updated 18 May 2021