Covid-19: Advice for licensed premises

Covid-19: Advice for licensed premises

Newcastle is subject to National Lockdown regulations.

As such hospitality settings, such as bars (including shisha venues), pubs, cafes and restaurants must  be closed – however they are permitted to continue sales of food and non-alcoholic drinks by takeaway (until 11pm), click-and-collect, or drive-through service.

All food and drink, including alcohol, can be provided by a delivery service.


'Good to Go' accreditation

Visit Britain's “We’re Good To Go” accreditation is the official UK mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business has worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

For more information and to apply visit the Good to Go website here.

And to discover which businesses have already received the accreditation search Visit Britain's map here.

Pavement cafes

The Business and Planning Act 2020 changed both pavement café provision and the off-sales of alcohol.

It introduces a simpler and more expedited licensing process for businesses such as bars, pubs, restaurants and cafés who may wish to use the public highway as an outdoor seating area.

For more information please see our Pavement Licenses page here.

Further help and advice

To contact the licensing authority write to Licensing Authority, Public Safety and Regulation, Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8QH or email


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