Businesses reminded to only operate as takeaways during Christmas bubble

Businesses reminded to only operate as takeaways during Christmas bubble

Hospitality businesses in Nottinghamshire are being reminded they can only operate as takeaways during the Christmas bubble period of December 23-27 now that central government has decided the County will be staying in Tier 3 restrictions.  

Some business owners have enquired to local authorities if they are able to open their premises fully during this time, building on their adapted collection and delivery options to local customers. However, with confirmation of the Tier 3 restrictions remaining in place, hospitality businesses must not accommodate bookings for consumption of food and alcohol on their premises.

In every Tier, the five day Christmas bubble exemption only applies to defined household rules and not to any hospitality settings, where other restrictions apply.

In Bassetlaw, business owners who are affected by the restrictions are being signposted to Tier 3 grants to assist them during the current period and wider business support.

Cllr Jo White, Cabinet Member for Regeneration at Bassetlaw District Council, said: “Businesses are continuing to adapt brilliantly with festive takeaway offers and we praise the ways in which so many owners are still able to offer food and drink through safe delivery and collection.

“We understand how difficult and disappointing this news must be, but the Tier 3 rules will apply during the December 23-27 Christmas bubble.

“We’re aware many businesses cannot trade in the current climate so we’re continuing to distribute vital grants to all who are eligible as soon as we can.

“We thank business owners and staff across Bassetlaw for continuing to play their part in driving down COVID-19 cases this Christmas.”

Last Updated on Wednesday, January 27, 2021