Please see the links below for Environmental Health advice for your business relating to Coronavirus:
Information for hospitality businesses:
Live outdoor entertainment such as music has not been prohibited in the new regulations. Any performance activity should be ancillary to the main activity taking place, e.g. eating and drinking. Live music should not constitute a specific "event" or be likely to be the main purpose of attendance. The live music at a hospitality business should not increase the aggregate number of "events" or opportunities for social contact beyond that set by social distancing restrictions at that venue'.
Any music performances should be kept at a low volume to reduce the risk of voices being raised. Businesses that chooses to have music or live performances must ensure that it does not permit or encourage dancing, shouting, chanting or people to fail to adhere to social distancing.
Please note venues cannot charge for admission to see a live performance. Any venue which charges for admission would constitute a performance event which should not go ahead at Step 2.
Concerns regarding businesses trading:
Certain businesses must remain closed under government rules as outlined in the GOV.UK guidance. If you think a business is still operating when it should not or are not complying with the current social distancing rules then please complete our dedicated form. The COVID Regulations are enforced by Kent Police, Environmental Health and Trading Standards. Please note that once we receive your complaint, we will investigate the complaint, and if the business or type of complaint is not enforced by Environmental Health we will refer the complaint to Kent Police or Trading Standards.
Dover District Council is a Data Controller under GDPR. We may process personal data to provide support and guidance on health and safety to businesses in relation to coronavirus. We have your personal data as it has been shared with us by Civica our business rates team, personal data is processed in compliance with data protection legislation. For more information about your privacy and rights please view our privacy notices at www.dover.gov.uk/privacy