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 email@example.com.
All licence holders must behave responsibly and adhere to closure or social distancing requirements as required. This includes music volume, not allowing dancing or communal singing, enforcing the new rule of 6 requirements and now the new Trace & Track legislation which makes it mandatory for operators to get accurate customer details. 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.
Closed Premises & Prohibited activities:
Regulations and guidance have been introduced that require the closure of certain licensed premises to protect against the risk to public health arising from Coronavirus.
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
Guidance in relation to pubs & clubs
Guidance in relation to social distancing / rule of 6
Guidance on what you can & cannot do
Guidance in relation to performances
What is required for test n trace from customers
Barbour have produced a helpful Re-opening work premises guide. This includes reminders to carry out important building safety checks including legionella & fire safety equipment tests before beginning to operate.
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.