Alcohol, Entertainment and Late Night Refreshment
12 April 2021 - Some of the rules on what you can and cannot do have changed:
- non-essential retail can reopen
- personal care services such as hairdressers and nail salons can reopen, including those provided from a mobile setting
- public buildings such as libraries and community centres can reopen
- outdoor hospitality venues can reopen, with table service only
- most outdoor attractions including zoos, theme parks, and drive-in performances (such as cinemas and concerts) can reopen
- some smaller outdoor events such as fetes, literary fairs, and fairgrounds can take place
- indoor leisure and sports facilities can reopen for individual exercise, or exercise with your household or support bubble
- all childcare and supervised activities are allowed indoors (as well as outdoors) for all children. Parent and child groups can take place indoors (as well as outdoors) for up to 15 people (children under 5 will not be counted in this number)
- weddings, civil partnership ceremonies, wakes and other commemorative events can take place for up to 15 people (anyone working is not included in this limit), including in indoor venues that are permitted to open or where an exemption applies. Wedding receptions can also take place for up to 15 people, but must take place outdoors, not including private gardens
- self-contained accommodation can stay open for overnight stays in England with your household or support bubble
- care home residents will be able to nominate two named individuals for regular indoor visits (following a rapid lateral flow test)
- you should continue to work from home if you can and minimise the amount that you travel where possible
For further information please visit gov.uk
Businesses that can remain open should follow working safely guidance, to protect customers, visitors and workers.
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 came into effect on the 26 March 2020.
The Regulations also now make law some of the additional measures the Prime Minister announced in his personal address on 24th March.
Whilst we hope that Brentwood residents and business fully comply with these regulations, Brentwood Borough Council alongside colleagues at Essex Police have enforcement responsibilities to ensure compliance.
To report non-compliance around business closure, please email details to firstname.lastname@example.org, for non-compliance around public gatherings and restrictions on movement please refer to Essex Police.
Any premises without a licence under the Licensing Act 2003 cannot lawfully sell alcohol, provide late night refreshment or regulated entertainment.
To view current Licensing Applications or search the Licensing Register please follow the link below:
Note: Historical information may be missing from the online Licensing Public Access Register, this information is available in hard copy, to access missing information please email email@example.com
The four ‘licensing objectives’:
- the prevention of crime and disorder
- public safety
- the prevention of public nuisance
- the protection of children from harm.
Local authorities are required to draw up a Statement of Licensing Policy following consultation with the Police and Fire Authority and bodies representing local residents, businesses and licensed trade. The Policy will be subject to review every three years.
- Premises Licences
- Club Premises
- Personal Licences (for individuals who sell or supply alcohol or who authorise the sale or supply of alcohol)
Temporary event notices
The Licensing Act 2003 also introduced a system of Temporary Event Notices for small, occasional events. Further information can be obtained from the link below:
Gaming Machines in pubs , clubs and bars
Further information about permits for Gaming machines can be obtained from the link below: