COVID-19: licensing

Information and guidance related to licensing.


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LGA guidance and support

Approaches to managing licensing and related issues during the COVID-19 pandemic 

This publication provides a summary of issues councils’ licensing teams and others have raised with the LGA, outlining how these could be managed based on a set of key principles and examples of what councils have already advised us they are doing in response.

LGA Remote Council Meetings Hub 

Our Remote Council Meetings Hub is a central pool of information, advice and guidance from our partners across the sector. 


Official Government information

Kit Malthouse MP has written to chairs of licensing committees asking them to consider a pragmatic and flexible approach to licensing issues during the outbreak.


Other useful information

The Institute of Licensing (IoL) has published a protocol designed to assist licensing authorities in complying with their obligations and duties under the Licensing Act 2003 during the COVID-19 outbreak.