Written by Nicola Jordan, paralegal on the Regulatory team.
Do you have a premises licence or club premises certificate authorising licensable activities?
Well, good news! The government is expected to pass an Order permitting these licensable activities to occur until 11:15pm on Sunday 11 July, provided that your licence allows you to carry out licensable activities any time between 09:00am and 11:59pm on that Sunday. This is a move by the government to take into account the possibility of the Euro 2020 final going beyond full time and reaching penalties.
The scope of this extension is expected to be fairly broad and is likely to also cover the provision of late-night refreshments (hot food and non-alcoholic drinks). However, this will be conditional on the premises being able to be used for the sale or supply of alcohol during that specified time.
The extension of time also applies to off licences, meaning that they can also carry out licensable activities until 11:15pm on Sunday 11 July.
It appears that this will be a welcomed move by the government given the tough circumstances that a lot of licensable premises find themselves in because of Covid-19.