Guidance for businesses that want to offer takeaways and deliveries
COVID-19: Guidance for businesses that want to offer takeaways and deliveries
The government has relaxed planning and licensing rules to allow pubs, cafes, restaurants and other businesses to provide takeaway and deliveries during coronavirus (COVID-19).
What you can sell
You can sell food and hot or cold non alcoholic drinks for takeaway or delivery.
- hot food or drink between 11pm and 5am
- sealed alcohol to be consumed away from the premises
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about premises licences or temporary event notices.
What you must do to offer takeaway or delivery
- register with us as a food business, if you’re not already
- check your lease allows you to use your premises as a takeaway, speak to your landlord if it doesn’t or you’re unsure
- make sure your delivery drivers’ insurance includes business use, they may need to change their insurance policy if it doesn’t
- make sure all staff and drivers follow government guidance for food businesses
- make sure all staff and drivers stop working if they have symptoms of COVID-19
You must not:
- sell alcohol if you don’t already have a licence for it
- sell food for delivery or takeaway between 11pm and 5am if you don’t already have a licence for it
- our guidance for managing changes to your food business safely (pdf, 133KB) (opens new window)
- government guidance for working safely in restaurants, pubs, bars, cafes or takeaways
Email email@example.com if you have questions about registering a food business.