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COVID-19 Licensing


Local Authority Support & Grants






20th September 2021 - HSE Updated Guidance on Good Ventilation in the workplace to reduce COVID-19 transmission - see link here

3rd August 2021 - HSE Updated Guidance on Good Ventilation in the workplace to reduce COVID-19 transmission - see link here

2nd August 2021 - Support for Hospitality Sector - see link here

16th July 2021 - Step 4 Transition Posters - see link here

15th July 2021 - Joint IoL and NTIA letter calls for pragmatism - see link here

15th July 2021 - Updated guidance for Wedding and civil partnership ceremonies and receptions - see link here. 

13th July 2021 - Summer 2021 Roadmap - Step 4 Changes - see link here

15th June 2021 - Pause on Roadmap - see link here

10th June - Wokingham taxi drivers encouraged to come forward to have PCR test - for more information see link here. 

17th May - Step 3 Changes Poster - see link here

11th May - Hospitably Step 3 Presentation from 11th May webinar - see link here

5th May - Taxi Licensing - Safeguarding & Disability Training - see link here

5th May - Step 3 Hospitality Webinar on 11th May - see link here

27th April - Updated guidance for hospitality industry - see link here

20th April - Update to Live Music in Hospitality in Step 2 - see link here

14th April - Government announces easing of coronavirus restrictions for charity fundraising - see link here.

13th April - COVID-19 Step 2 Poster - see link here

12th April - Presentation on roadmap out of lockdown from PPP - see link here.

9th April - FAQ's from hospitality, retail and close contact services ahead of re-opening on 12th - see link here.

1st April - Re-opening business toolkit - see link here

1st April - Re-opening business checklist - see link here

1st April - Re-opening support, updated PPP downloadable posters - see link here

1st April - Digital reopening support tool for licensees - see link here

1st April - Business re-opening safely webinars added - see link here

29th March - Updated advice on restrictions - see link here

23rd March - Coronavirus (COVID-19): Reopening Noise Management Guidance - see link here

22nd March - Updated Guidance on Weddings - see link here

19th March - Institute of Licensing free webinars to help industries re-open after lockdown - see link here.

4th March - Coronavirus (COVID-19): Safety screens for taxis and PHVS guidance - see link here

24th February - Guidance on reopening businesses and venues in England - see link here

23rd February - ‘COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021’, setting out the roadmap out of the current lockdown for England. see link here.

8th February - Taxi drivers voluntarily suspension of driver badges - see link here

8th February - Enabling safe and effective volunteering during coronavirus - see link here

15th January - Advice to Pet Owners - What the Law says about taking your dog to the groomers - see link here

13th January - Updated posters for businesses still open - see link here

12th January - Updated Guidance for Dog Groomers - see link here

7th January - Updated Guidance for Food Businesses - see link here

6th January - Guidance for Community Centres - see link here

6th January - Covid Business Support Grants - see link here

5th January - Lockdown in England - see link here

21st December - Update for Taxi's and PH - see link here

20th December - Updated Tier 4 Guidance - see link here 

26th November - Updated Covid guidance for hospitality - see link here

26th November - Full list of local restrictions by tier announced - see link here

26th November - Guidance Update for Taxi's and PH - see link here

17th November - Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities - see link here

10th November - Guidelines on latest restrictions (5th November) for Animal Sector - see link here

31st October - New Restrictions from 5th November - see link here

13 October - Three Tier Local Covid Alert Levels - see link here

30 September - Hospitality Industry Legislation and Guidelines Presentation - see link here

24 September - Updates for Taxi Drivers on Face Masks - see link here

22 September - New updates to COVID restrictions from Prime Minister - see link here

18 September - Three new COVID regulations come into law today - see link here

14 September - Create a QR code for your venue to help trace and stop the spread of coronavirus - see link here.

14 September - Updated Gov Guidance on 'Rule of 6' for Hospitality Industry - see link here

14 August - Updated Guidance from Business Companion for Businesses regarding COVID-19 situation -see link here

12 August - PPP Downloadable Posters for Retail and Business now includes Test & Trace posters - see link here

23 July - PPP Downloadable Posters for Retail now includes Face Covering Poster - see link here

23 July - Face Coverings: When and how to wear one - click here

22 July - Business & Planning Bill 2020 - click here

21 July - Guidance for Hotels & Other Accommodation updated to include Business Events and Meetings - click here

21 July -  Guidance on Keeping workers and audiences safe during COVID-19 In the Outdoor Event Industry in England - click here

13 July - DVLA Renewing a Driving Licence Update - click here

2 July -  Guidance on maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS test & trace - click here

2 July - Support materials for venues collection customer data - click here

1 July - Update from Institute of Licensing on Business and Planning Bill - click here

For archived COVID links for Licensing see page here

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