18/09/2020

You may have seen today that the government will not be introducing any restrictions in Leeds this week. However, our coronavirus infection rate now stands at 78.3 per 100,000 people and continues to rise. Leeds City Council is asking licensed premises to play their part in helping to stop the spread of coronavirus—and prevent the need for further restrictions—by following COVID-secure guidelines. The council would like to thank every businesses that is taking all of the righ...

14/09/2020

Following a successful pilot, the Government have announced that they will be releasing the NHS COVID-19 app for mass use on the 24th September. The app will be a critical enhancement of NHS Test and Trace in England. It will allow us all to know quicker if we’re at risk of the virus, so we can take action, fast, to protect our communities and the ones we love. The app will provide users with local risk information, alert them if they have been in close contact with someone who has...

11/09/2020

Source: GOV.UK Premises and venues across England must have a system in place to record contact details of their customers, visitors and staff in the latest move to break the chains of transmission of coronavirus. Businesses and other public settings where people meet socially including hospitality, close contact and leisure venues must record contact details of customers, visitors and staff on their premises to tackle the spread of coronavirus details must be stored for 21 ...

11/09/2020

Leeds City Council, NHS Leeds CCG and West Yorkshire Police have shared a new poster to help licensees remind customers of the simple steps that customers need to follow to stay safe and help save lives by stopping the spread of coronavirus. Venues are encouraged to display the poster prominently. The poster promotes important public safety actions including use of contactless ordering and payments, social distancing, hand washing, and providing contact details where required. A di...

10/09/2020

On 9th September 2020 the Government announced changes in restrictions. To view the latest updates published on GOV.UK, click here. The national guidance applies to England only. Image: The Crown Disclaimer: Leeds Pubwatch is not responsible for the content of any external internet sites and has not taken any steps to confirm the accuracy or reliability of any information contained in such third party websites. Leeds Pubwatch cannot accept any responsibility, legal or ...

07/09/2020

The following message is from the West Yorkshire Police Leeds District Licensing Department concerning the first two away games for LUFC. The first two away games for LUFC have been changed for SKY; Saturday 12th September Liverpool v LUFC 17:30hrs SKY Sports Sunday 20th September Sheffield Utd. v LUFC 12:00hrs SKY Sports These fixtures will be played behind closed doors with no fans allowed in ...

22/07/2020

Source: The Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) The risk to pedestrians from Vehicle As a Weapon (VAW) attack remains a realistic possibility during the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing measures will require businesses to manage customers flows and numbers going into premises. As such it is likely that customers will form or be asked to form orderly queues to enter premises. In order to minimise the risk to queues of people, organisations can t...

16/07/2020

Events Industry Forum - Keeping workers and audiences safe during: COVID-19 - In the Outdoor Event Industry in England 10th July 2020 - Version 1.1 The guidance has been prepared by the Events Industry Forum with input from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and in consultation with Public Health England (PHE) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The guidance does not supersede any legal obligations relating to health and safety, employment or equalitie...

14/07/2020

Some of the topics featured in this month's licensing newsletter. Propel Legal Briefing - Let's stick together by Michelle Hazlewood Covid 19 - What you need to know - CPNI Guidance Covid 19 - What you need to know - Eat out, to help out - UPDATE Covid 19 - What you need to know - Pavement Licence Act Progresses through House of Lords Covid 19 - What you need to know – Job Retention Bonus Covid 19 - What you need to know – Chancellor Annou...

09/07/2020

Last Saturday we saw the doors open to some of the City’s pubs, bars and restaurants which was a welcome sight. Feedback from agencies from the weekend is generally positive and it is clear that many operators have taken considerable steps towards implementing measures for a safe re-opening of their business. There were however some themes reported back, and whether you are currently operating or about to resume your business, we need your support in addressing these: The fo...