What licensed businesses are required to close?

  • Pubs
  • Night clubs
  • Clubs
  • Cinemas
  • Theaters
  • Hotels / B&B’s
  • Camp sites/ caravan parks
  • Community centres
  • All gambling premises (betting shops/ racecourse/ bingo)
  • All leisure facilities
  • Beauty Salons/ Spas/ Hairdressers/ Barber shops

What licensed premises may remain open

  • Supermarkets
  • Small retail shops selling essential food and drink
  • Takeaway premises selling food

Can Taxis keep working?

Yes transport providers have not been required to stop trading.

Can I provide a takeaway or off-sale service?

Pubs, Clubs and Restaurants may provide a food takeaway service or home delivery service, if you decide to offer this service please ensure the delivery driver has checked with their vehicle insurance provider, you may require business use.  If your venue holds a premises licence that includes Late Night Refreshment you may trade during the hours on your licence.  If no Late Night Refreshment is authorised by the current licence the premises must close by 11pm.  Please ensure you are all registered to supply food and contact environmentalhealth@monmouthshire.gov.uk or telephone 01873 735420. You may not allow customers to consume food or drink on the premises including outdoor seating.

Pubs and restaurants with a premises licence authorising off sales of alcohol may sell sealed vessels of alcohol to be consumed away from the premises. The beer garden is not considered off the premises.  Therefore no one will be permitted to purchase and consume alcohol at the venue. Members clubs have restrictions on persons able to purchase alcohol, please discuss with the Licensing Section licensing@monmouthshire.gov.uk or call 01873 735420.

I own a licensed Takeaway/Restaurant can i serve a drink to a customer who is waiting for his takeaway?

No consumption of food or drink is permitted on the premises. You may serve a sealed bottle to take away, no drink may be consumed on the premises whilst waiting for a takeaway.

What if I do not follow the restrictions?

Businesses that breach the restrictions will be subject to prohibition notices, and potentially unlimited fines. As a further measure, and if needed, businesses that fail to comply could also face the loss of their alcohol license or individuals may face the loss of a personal licence. Please comply to help social distancing.

How long will the closure measures take place?

The Government has announced these measures will be reviewed and will remove these measures as soon as it is safe to do so, guided by scientific advice.

For more information

View the latest government information – https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/874714/Full_guidance_on_staying_at_home_and_away_from_others.pdf

Contact

Licensing : licensing@monmouthshire.gov.uk or telephone 01873 735420

Environmental Health : environmentalhealth@monmouthshire.gov.uk or telephone 01873 735420