Alcohol, Entertainment and Late Night Refreshment
(Monday 4 January 2021) National Lockdown: Stay at Home
You should follow the guidance immediately.
Businesses and venues which must close
The regulations require some businesses to close and impose restrictions on how some businesses provide goods and services.
The full list of businesses required to close can be found in the guidance on closing certain businesses and venues, but includes:
- non-essential retail, such as clothing and homeware stores, vehicle showrooms (other than for rental), betting shops, tailors, tobacco and vape shops, electronic goods and mobile phone shops, auction houses (except for auctions of livestock or agricultural equipment) and market stalls selling non-essential goods. These venues can continue to be able to operate click-and-collect (where goods are pre-ordered and collected off the premises) and delivery services.
- hospitality venues such as cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars and social clubs; with the exception of providing food and non-alcoholic drinks for takeaway (until 11pm), click-and-collect and drive-through. All food and drink (including alcohol) can continue to be provided by delivery.
For guidance and information please go to 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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
Amusements with Prizes in Pubs , Clubs and Bars
Further information about permits for Amusements with Prizes machines can be obtained from the link below: