Coronavirus: Hospitality opening and closing times

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Hospitality sector restrictions to help to limit the spread of coronavirus

The current regulations are in place until 1 April 2021. They will be reviewed on 18 March 2021.

Following an increase in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, tightened Northern Ireland business restrictions are in force. The restrictions have been put in place to help reduce the spread of coronavirus and to help manage the pressures on the health and social care system.

Hotels, guesthouses, bed and breakfast establishments, hostels and caravan sites and self-catering accommodation will only be able to operate on a restricted basis.

Hospitality venues such as cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars and social clubs must remain closed, with the exception of providing food and drink for take-away, drive-through or delivery.

Businesses providing take-away services must close at 23:00 and off-sales must stop at 20:00. Outdoor seating is not permitted to be used.

The provision of food and drink in motorway services, airports and harbour terminals is allowed.

Read more on business closures and restrictions in Northern Ireland.

First published: 1 October 2020