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Hospitality Guide To Local Lockdown Tiers

New local restriction tier systems will be in place from Wednesday 2nd December, here’s our hospitality specific guide to them.

TIER 1

  • You must not socialise in groups larger than 6 people, indoors or outdoors, other than where a legal exemption applies. 
  • Nightclubs must remain closed. 
  • Venues selling food & drink for consumption on their premises must provide table service only, for premises that serve alcohol. 
  • Venues must close between 11pm and 5am (hospitality venues in airports, ports, on transport services and in motorway service areas are exempt). 
  • Venues must stop taking orders after 10pm.
  • Venues selling food and drink for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through. 
  • 15 people can attend wedding ceremonies and receptions, 30 people can attend funeral ceremonies, and 15 people can attend linked commemorative events.

TIER 2

  • You must not socialise with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place. 
  • Pubs and bars must close, unless operating as restaurants. 
  • Hospitality venues can only serve alcohol with substantial meals.
  • You must not socialise in a group of more than 6 people outside, including in a garden or a public space – this is called the ‘rule of 6’.
  • Venues must close between 11pm and 5am (hospitality venues in airports, ports, on transport services and in motorway service areas are exempt).
  • Venues must stop taking orders after 10pm. 
  • Venues selling food and drink for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through.
  • 15 people can attend wedding ceremonies and receptions, 30 people can attend funeral ceremonies, and 15 people can attend linked commemorative events.

TIER 3

  • Hospitality settings, such as bars (including shisha venues), pubs, cafes and restaurants are closed – they are permitted to continue sales by takeaway, click-and-collect, drive-through or delivery services.
  • Weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees – 15 people can attend wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions are not allowed, 30 people can attend funeral ceremonies, 15 people can attend linked commemorative events.
  • Accommodation such as hotels, B&Bs, campsites, and guest houses must close. There are several exemptions.

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