Hospitality venues in England are legally required to enforce the rule of six or face a fine of up to £4,000.
Designated businesses and organisations, including hospitality, close contact services and leisure venues, are also legally required to log details of customers, visitors and staff for NHS Test and Trace and display official NHS QR code posters under law.
A majority of businesses and organisations have been playing their part in tackling the virus by putting in place COVID-secure measures in their venues, but new legal requirements will make it compulsory for them to do so or risk facing a fine:
- pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants in England need to take bookings of no more than six people, ensure people are not meeting in groups of more than six people on their premises, and make sure there is sufficient space between tables
- it is also mandatory for a wider range of businesses and organisations, including hospitality, close contact services and leisure venues to collect customer, visitor and staff contact detail logs. This is vital for the NHS Test and Trace service in England to contact the necessary people if coronavirus outbreaks are identified in venue.
- these businesses also need to display the official NHS QR code posters to make it easier for people to check-in at different premises once the app is rolled out nationally. If individuals choose to check-in using the QR code poster they do not need to log in via any other route.
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Information and resources
Download resources to support visitors at your business or organisation. These resources can be shared by email, hosted on your website or displayed at your venue.
You can find a host of resources on the NHS website: www.covid19.nhs.uk/information-and-resources