Catering Establishments

Take away only and removal of seating

Hospitality venues are now allowed to serve people outdoors, although customers must order, eat and drink while seated (‘table service’). Wider social contact rules will apply in all these settings to prevent indoor mixing between different households.

New Test & Trace rules from 12 April including cafes and sports clubs.

From 12 April all customers and most visitors (not just the lead customer) must register for Test & Trace if they are using, or eating at, your premises (including sitting outside).  The exception is for take away only.  There is a requirement to display a NHS Test &Trace QR code or for staff to collect customer information.  Staff must also register for each shift.   The updated page Maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace - GOV.UK ( has all the details and what to do if someone refuses to register.

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