Liquor licensing Level 4 guidance

The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Regulations 2020

For the attention of all licensed premises in Angus.

Angus entered level 4 on 26 December 2020. The law states that all food and drinks premises must close. This means restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars must be closed. Takeaways may remain open.

There are very limited exceptions. Alcohol may be sold in the following circumstances:

  • sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises (providing you are licensed for off-sales). From Saturday 16 January 2021 in Level 4 lockdown areas, businesses primarily concerned with the service of food and drink takeaways can only offer the service on a no-indoor entry basis. This means that customers are not permitted to enter the inside of a premises to collect their purchase and that goods will need to be dispensed in a manner that meets this requirement. For example, this could be via the use of a service hatch, a non-internal counter such as a table across the threshold, or passed through a door. 
  • sale of alcohol by a hotel or other accommodation for consumption as part of room service

Please refer to Scottish Government Guidance.