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Highland Council issues guidance on definition of 'outdoor space' for licensed premises as new coronavirus rules come into force


By Val Sweeney

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Environmental health officers have issued advice on outdoor space for the licensed trade.
Environmental health officers have issued advice on outdoor space for the licensed trade.

Guidance on what is defined as "outdoor space" has been issued by Highland Council officers as new coronavirus restrictions for the hospitality sector come into force today.

In a post via social media, the council said its environmental health team thought it was useful to clarify what is considered "outdoors" for premises intending to open until 10pm, if licensed to do so.

"Fully or substantially enclosed outdoor structures would not be permitted for this purpose," it stated.

"For example, a marquee or other structure would require to have at least 50 per cent of its wall area open to the external air.

"If more than 50 per cent of wall area is closed, then it would be deemed to be substantially enclosed and could not be used as an outdoor space."

Businesses requiring further information or advice, should email envhealth@highland.gov.uk.

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