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Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing

Premises Licences – COVID 19

Hospitality and retail businesses frequently asked questions

Please see additional relevant detailed industry guidance published by UK Hospitality - updated 6th November 2020

The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 4) (Wales) Regulations 2020 can be found here, and further guidance here 

Some key points from the UK Hospitality guidance include:

  • Each premises is different and will need a bespoke plan that is reflected in the risk assessment - Template risk assessment 
  • Identify pinch points and action to be taken to resolve or mitigate these e.g. narrow passages and stairways
  • Customer notices to inform of access restrictions and social distancing measures
  • Hand sanitiser dispensers at the bar and external doors
  • Measures to control SD at queues/waiting areas, including markers on floors
  • Advise customers do not enter if they have covid 19 symptoms
  • Manage and control access to toilet areas
  • Manage flow of customers/staff at premises and implement table service where practical
  • Consider Measures to ensure that customers do not remain at the bar once they have purchased their drinks
  • Consider dwell times at tables
  • Regular cleaning and sanitising of surfaces and all touch points
  • Cashless payments if possible
  • Cleaning arrangements for AWP machines, pool tables, juke boxes etc needs to be considered in risk assessment
  • Record lead details of group for TTP
  • Management of customers to ensure they stay in their groups
  • Where outdoor areas are being used these need to be monitored to ensure large groups do not form
  • Customer Conduct notices and measures to deal with customers non-compliance of SD

Useful Posters to Download

Covid 19 Unlocking signs  are available for the general Pembrokeshire community and businesses to download free of charge for use in their unlocking plans.

You should also refer to the Welsh Government Hospitality Sector Guidance

Premises will need to undertake a COVID-19 risk assessment of their premises and consider what measures are necessary. Template risk assessment 

Below are some resources that may assist in preparing for re-opening:

Coronavirus Pre-opening checklist 

Working safely

Re-opening your business 

Keep Wales safe in retail 

Keeping workers and customers safe in restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaways 

Information for Pembrokeshire businesses open during Covid 

Pembrokeshire business advice and support 

Covid 19 Unlocking signs 

If questions arise, or the Licensing Team can be of any further assistance, please email or telephone 01437 764551


Premises Licence

A premises licence authorises the use of the premises for one or more licensable activities, which are:

  • Sale, by retail of alcohol
  • Provision of regulated entertainment
  • Provision of late night refreshment

Before preparing any premises licence application, you should read our Statement of Licensing Policy , and follow the statutory guidance (issued by the Home Office under section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003), when describing the steps you propose to take to promote the licensing objectives, which are: 

  • The prevention of crime and disorder
  •  Public safety
  • The prevention of public nuisance
  • The protection of children from harm 

Application Forms

Application for Premises Licence - New

Application to transfer a premises licence

Consent of premises licence holder to transfer

Application to vary the designated premises supervisor

Consent of individual to be designated premises supervisor


Licensing Act 2003 - Fees

Personal licence

We issue personal licences which allow individuals to authorise sales of alcohol at a premises - providing it has a valid premises licence – including pubs, off licences, restaurants and hotels.

Personal licence holders can also be named on a premises licence as the Designated Premises Supervisor.

How to apply

You must apply to the licensing authority for the area where you live, not the licensing authority in which you work.

The fee for this licence is £37.

Before submitting your application, we suggest you read our guidance notes  - these explain the requirements you must comply with.

Application Forms

Application for a Personal Licence

Disclosure of convictions and civil immigration penalties and declaration

 All applications can be obtained by emailing or by contacting our customer service centre on 01437 764551

As a public body, we are under a duty to protect the public funds that we administer, and to this end may use  the information you have provided on this form for the prevention and detection of fraud. We may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administrating public funds for these purposes.

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