The legislation can be read in full by reading:

WEBPAGE REVISED 11th May 2021

Rother District Council area is moving through the steps of HM Governments Roadmap out of lockdown as listed below.

STEP 3
REOPENING 17 MAY
EXCEPTIONS
BUSINESS offering FOOD and non-alcoholic DRINK for consumption on site either indoors or outdoors.Customers may collect their food and drink from a counter but must be seated whilst eating and drinking. Indoor seating must be for groups of six or two households of any size.

Outdoor seating may be for groups of up to 30 people.

Outdoor shelters may be used provided the 50% rule is observed. Please see our outdoor structure guidance page for more guidance.

The business must take all reasonable steps to ensure the customer remains seated whilst eating and drinking.

This restriction includes areas adjacent to the business, whether or not the business owns the area.
Sale of ALCOHOL/FOOD for consumption on the premises either indoors or outdoors.Orders for alcohol/food may only be accepted from customers seated on the premises and the business takes all reasonable steps to ensure the customer remains seated while consuming the alcohol and/or food.

This restriction includes areas adjacent to the business, whether or not the business owns the area.

Indoor seating must be for groups of six or two households of any size.

Outdoor seating may be for groups of up to 30 people. Outdoor shelters may be used provided the 50% rule is observed. Please see our outdoor structure guidance page for more information.
Indoor entertainment may reopen including cinemas, theatres, concert halls, the performing arts.Social distancing must be observed, full guidance available at Gov.uk working safely during covid-19.
Indoor sports facilities including adult exercise classes and group sports may reopen.Social distancing must be observed, full guidance at Gov.uk providers of grassroots sport and gym facilities.
Hotel and guest accommodation, indoor and outdoor attractions, business events and consumer shows may reopen.Social distancing must be observed, full guidance at Gov.uk the visitor economy.
Children’s play areas may reopen.Full guidance available at Gov.uk guidance for managing playgrounds and outdoor gyms.
TO REMAIN CLOSED – STEP 3
Nightclubs, dance halls and discotheques, sexual entertainment venues, hostess bars, any business which opens at night, has a dance floor or other space for dancing and provides music whether live or recorded for dancing.
Any business which provides a waterpipe for the consumption of tobacco or other substance on the premises
Any business which provides a device to be used for the recreational inhalation of nicotine or any other substance on the premises

Advice

These Regulations will be enforced by Rother District Council Environmental Health Officers, East Sussex County Council Trading Standards Officers and Sussex Police.

For advice or complaints email Rother DC on foodhs@rother.gov.uk or ESCC Trading Standards on trading.standards@eastsussex.gov.uk

Complaints regarding any individual’s behaviour or possible non compliance should be reported online to Sussex Police.

Enforcement

If a business is found to be trading in contravention of the regulations, they may be subject to an enforcement notice prohibiting specified activities. If this is not complied with fixed penalty notices may be issued. A prosecution may follow.

Environmental Health Enforcement Policy can be found on our inspections, compliance and working with others page.