Advice on offer for licenced premises

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council are offering licenced businesses throughout the borough specialist advice to help them stay on top of rapidly changing coronavirus regulations.

Keeping staff and customers safe from the spread of the coronavirus should be at the top of every business owners’ mind.  As the winter approaches and regulations change on an increasingly frequent basis, it can be difficult to keep pace while running a business at the same time.

Specialist Environmental Health and Licencing teams from the borough council are on hand to help businesses open safely and ensure that all appropriate controls are in place for customers.

Councillor Neil Dallen, Chairman of the Environment and Safe Communities Committee, said:

“We are committed to reducing the harm of the coronavirus pandemic, and everyone has a significant role to play.

“As one part of our role, we are proactively helping licenced premises stay on the right side of rapidly written legislation.

“We recognise that this is an exceptionally difficult time for businesses who are doing their best in a difficult situation.  By being proactive, we’re hoping to support our licenced premises to remain open, in line with the law and safety measures, without needing to use our enforcement powers.”

In addition to acting in an advisory capacity, the council are also ready to act on any concerns raised by residents to ensure that all appropriate safety measures are being adhered to. 

The current advice for business owners is available on the Government’s website:  http://bit.ly/GovUkBusinessAdvice .  Epsom & Ewell Borough Council also have a dedicated page on their website summarising the latest information for businesses:  https://epsom-ewell.gov.uk/business/doing-business-epsom-and-ewell  

Everyone should also make sure that they abide by the Government’s latest advice to keep themselves and others safe.  This advice can be found online (https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus) and is currently summarised as:

  • Hands – keep washing your hands regularly
  • Face – wear a face covering in enclosed spaces
  • Space – stay at least 2 metres apart, or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions.

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