Coronavirus (COVID-19) -
All You Need To Know

Licences and permits


COVID-19 updates

During COVID-19 we are changing the way our Licensing service works.

Read the statutory notice in relation to Licensing

Outside drinking areas for Licensed Premises

It is anticipated that the Scottish Government will permit the operation of outside drinking areas on 6 July 2020. Please note that this is an indicative date only - the Scottish Government has advised that they will comment further with regard to this on 2 July 2020.

With regard to the operation of outside drinking areas for sale of alcohol, all four Divisional Licensing Boards in Dumfries and Galloway must satisfy themselves that Occasional licence applications for outside drinking areas provide assurance that the terms of the Scottish Government Sectoral Guidance and legal provisions on Coronavirus transmission prevention can be met.

A number of documents need to be submitted if you wish to operate an outside drinking area:

Find out more

Guidance for Taxi and Private Hire Cars

There is now updated Guidance from the Scottish Government for Taxis and Private Hire Cars.


Page last updated: 29/06/2020
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