A cross sector group linked to NEXSTART has issued an advice note dealing with compliance with licence conditions.
The group said that in anticipation of the hospitality industry reopening to the public in July, it had considered the queries that have already started to arise in relation to compliance with licence conditions in the light of COVID-19.
It continued: “Premises are advised to talk to their local Licensing Authority, Police and other relevant Responsible Authorities at the earliest opportunity if they are uncertain regarding compliance with any conditions or they wish to seek a temporary and/or informal relaxation of conditions.”
NEXTSTART is a cross sector group looking to reduce risk for licensed premises operating during the current pandemic and so ensure the safety of the public, premises staff and officers and provide clarity for all involved.
David Lucas represents the Institute of Licensing on the NEXTSTART group and on the group behind the latest advice note.