Burnley Council has a number of licensing regulatory and registration powers and duties. The Licensing Unit deals with the licensing and registrations of a wide range of people and premises including liquor licences, sex establishments and charitable collections. The unit also licences hackney carriages, private hire vehicles, drivers and operators.
All council licensing services are now being provided remotely. All contact should be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All licence holders must behave responsibly and adhere to closure or social distancing requirements as required. Failure to follow government guidance will result in enforcement action which can include Prohibition Notices, and directions to close as well as the possible review of the premises licence in due course.
Roadmap - Lifting of Business Restrictions
From April 12th business restrictions will start to be lifted. New regulations will be introduced, and guidance will be revised at each step of the Government’s Roadmap.
Guidance for employers in different sectors, employees and the self employed on keeping workers and customers safe during COVID-19 will be updated via these links.
All businesses will need to review their risk assessments taking account of occupancy limits (including external areas) and any measures indicated by guidance. An example COVID-19 Risk Assessment can be found in the Downloads section (right).
Face covering rules have been extended and should be worn in hospitality settings except when sat at a table and also by users of taxi/private hire vehicles - download your poster (right).
In addition some businesses are required to take contact details, you MUST display an NHS code. Click the link to create an NHS QR code https://www.gov.uk/create-coronavirus-qr-poster.
Planning rules have been relaxed temporarily to allow food businesses to operate as takeaways. Burnley Council understand that businesses may look to change their business model and diversify in order to maintain their business during this time. A business is only in position to do this if they have any necessary licences, food registrations and planning consents in place.
Find out How to Work Safely during the Coronavirus pandemic. Attached below are the links to the relevant Gov.UK pages.
Links to Gov.UK guidance covering COVID
What is required for test n trace from customers
Social Distancing Posters
Burnley Council has produced a poster pack. You might want to put these in & around your premises to encourage staff and visitors to follow social distancing rules. The posters can be found here. These are also available in Urdu & Bengali here.
Reopening & Noise Posters for 2021