West Dunbartonshire placed in Tier 3.
What does this mean for licensed premises?
In tier 3, the following guidance applies to hotels:
Eating and drinking while seated at tables is required.
Takeaways permitted for alcohol and food, as per existing arrangements where the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises is permitted.
Exceptions (e.g., hospitals, schools, student accommodation, airside premises, and hotel room service and meals for residents) apply at all levels.
Following the announcement yesterday that certain on sales premises have to close, the Scottish Government has produced guidance which can be found at the following link:
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As from 25 September pubs, restaurants and all hospitality settings will be required to close at 10pm. For the avoidance of doubt this means that all patrons must vacate the premises by 10pm. This is in addition to the previous guidance issued.
The 10pm closure of premises also applies to takeaway premises with the exception of food collected via an established drive thru. Home deliveries of food and non-alcoholic drinks will still be allowed after 10pm.
As of Monday 14th September 2020 only 6 persons from 2 households are permitted to meet up. This applies to both indoor premises and outdoor areas too. This applies to all on-sales premises.
On Friday 14 August 2020 the Scottish Government released further instructions to the hospitality trade which detailed further measures deemed necessary to prevent against the spread of Coronavirus.
This guidance gives updated details on the following points:
The updated guidance can be viewed in full on the Scottish Government Website.
This new guidance is to be read in line with the existing guidance, which covers the following topics:
Licensing Premises operators should also be aware of the Scottish Governments Regulations in relation to the collection of customer/visitor data, which were also introduced on 14 August 2020. These regulations can be found on the Legislation Website.
Finally, all previous advice and guidance given on this page has been archived and can be found on the Licensing - Previous Guidance Notes page.