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COVID-19: reopen your hospitality business

COVID-19: reopen your hospitality business

Where to find guidance on reopening your business and working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19).

The government announced new rules from 24 September. Find out how they affect your business on GOV.UK.

Guidance for reopening hospitality businesses

Our Reopening Bristol’s bars, pubs and restaurants guide (pdf, 1MB) (opens new window) has information on:

  • proposals for timed road closures
  • proposals to allow hospitality businesses to use more tables and chairs outside, to enable social distancing
  • how to supply alcohol safely and restrictions on entertainment 
  • proposals for deliveries, waste collections and toilets
  • marshalling and social distancing
  • protecting local amenities such as parking and pavement access, and the impact on residents
  • changes to roads and road closures

How to safely reopen bars, pubs, restaurants and cafes has information on:

  • health and safety, including handwashing, toilets, legionella and ventilation
  • risk assessments
  • social distancing
  • food safety

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Use outside space

You can ask to use outside space next to your business to help you reopen in a safe and economically viable way.

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