No. Seating will facilitate appropriate distancing that will prevent overcrowding and congestion.

Tables should be restricted to 6 persons from two households (maximum).

Outdoor seating is restricted to six people from any number of households.

Venues are advised to assist (NHS Test and Trace) by keeping a temporary record of customers and visitors for 21 days. Customers should do this in order to help fight the virus and stay safe.

It is advised to book to secure your seating. Booking assists the business in planning and working safely within their capacity.

Refer to Question 2. You are advised to speak to the business to amend your booking in advance.

Yes. This is to the discretion of the business since the new controls are likely to require planning to maintain customer safety.

Contactless payments are encouraged where possible.

The service of drinks only is discretionary to the business. Some licensing conditions require the sale of alcohol to be in addition to the supply of food.

The 2m guidance relates to the distance between tables.

This may depend on each business circumstances. Such mitigation measures may include:

  • Further increasing the frequency of hand washing and surface cleaning
  • Keeping the activity time involved as short as possible
  • Using screens or barriers to separate persons from each other and workers from customers at points of service
  • Back-to-back or side-to-side (rather than face-to-face) positioning whenever possible
  • Maintaining one-way systems
  • The provision and maintenance of face coverings and visors
  • Designated pick up points for food and separate stations for clearing tables and dirty crockery