Key Issues for Closures (and Re-Openings) of Licensed Premises During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Crisis

    View Author March 2020

    UK government advice and the escalation of Coronavirus crisis have meant that many hospitality and leisure operators, including hotels, restaurants, pubs, some retailers and visitor attractions, are making difficult decisions to plan for reduced activity and reduced demand for several weeks, including in some cases, temporary suspension of activities and/or closure of premises/venues.

    There are a number of licensing, environmental and health and safety considerations to remember when planning for closures, as well as for re-opening.