Published on 24 March 2020
Archived on 24 April 2020
New regulations mean that currently businesses are not permitted to sell food and drink for consumption on the premises, or in any outside seating areas.
This applies to bars, pubs, restaurants, nightclubs, theatres, cinemas, gyms, museums, spas, massage parlours, bingo, concert halls, casinos, betting shops, indoor skating rinks and swimming pools and leisure centres.
The sale of food and drink for consumption off the premises is still permitted.
Retail, takeaway and delivery food businesses are permitted to open and trade.
People can continue to enter premises to access takeaway services, including delivery drivers.
Serving drinks or food to customers waiting for their orders is not permitted.
People must not consume food or drinks on site or any outside seating areas at restaurants, cafes or pubs whilst waiting for takeaway food.
Retail and public premises which remain open must:
Environmental Health and Licensing are actively checking businesses to ensure that they are following the law. We are closing food businesses and licensed premises that are not permitted to be open currently.
For those businesses that are permitted to open Environmental Health is advising them on extra practical measures they can take to slow the spread of COVID-19:
If you are aware of a food business that is offering food or drink for consumption at the premises you may report it to firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be investigated.
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Tel: 01789 267575