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National Lockdown Restrictions

Following the Government announcement on 4 January 2021 that the whole of England is to be put into national lockdown, all businesses and venues who do not provide essential goods or services are now being required to close until further notice. 

There are some exceptions that allow some hospitality businesses to continue operating in a COVID-19 secure way. These are set out below:

  • Hospitality venues such as cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars and social clubs may provide 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
  • Accommodation such as hotels, hostels, guest houses and campsites can continue to operate in specific circumstances, such as where the accommodation acts as someone's main residence, where the person cannot return home, for providing accommodation or support to the homeless, or where it is essential to stay there for work purposes.

Full details of the lockdown restrictions, including details of which businesses are required to close and which are deemed to provide essential goods and/or services, can be accessed via the following link:

GOV.UK - National Lockdown - Stay at home (external website) 

Should you have any individual questions regarding the lockdown restrictions please contact us via email at  licensing@eastriding.gov.uk.

COVID-19 Pet Animal Business Advice 

The Canine and Feline Sector Group have produced a guidance document for pet animal businesses to assist in creating a COVID-19 secure environment for staff and customers. This includes suggested protocols for common activities. 

Pet Business Guidance (pdf 241kb)


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