COVID-19 Restart Guidance

This page is dedicated to information, links, and guidance geared towards reopening your site.

Link to Government Guidance: Keeping Workers and Customers Safe During COVID-19 in Restaurants, Pubs, Bars, and Takeaways 

Link to Government Guidance to Register your Establishment for the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ Scheme

Link to wider hospitality industry guidance (including hotels, pubs with rooms etc): COVID-19 Secure Advice and risk assessments for hospitality businesses

iAuditor and BBPA have partnered to share prescribed risk assessments through their app. You can find out more information and sign up, here: 

The Government’s Business and Planning Act 2020 (original version as it was originally enacted) and additional guidance:

Planning guidance to accompany the Business and Planning Act 2020

Pavement Licences (outdoor seating proposal)

Temporary Alcohol Licensing Provisions in the Business and Planning Act

Guidance for Local Authority Powers to Impose Restrictions Under Coronavirus Regulations. This document also has guidance for those affected by local authority directions.

Institute of Licensing useful links



Governmental Guidance for Individuals and Businesses in Scotland

Phase 3 Guidance for businesses in Scotland on keeping safe during the COVID-19 outbreak: physical distancing