Richmondshire District Council

Venue closures

There have been various dates throughout July and August, when all businesses and venues can reopen (apart from those businesses listed below), providing they adhere to COVID-19 guidelines and with certain restrictions in place.

The following businesses must remain closed:

  • Nightclubs/dance halls


From 24 September 2020 those businesses selling food or drink (including cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants), social clubs, casinos, bowling alleys, amusement arcades (and other indoor leisure centres or facilities), funfairs, theme parks, and adventure parks and activities, and bingo halls, must be closed between 10pm and 5am. This will include take-aways, but delivery and drive-thru services can continue after 10pm. In addition, food and drink must be ordered from, and served at, a table.


For information about adapting your food business during COVID-19 visit our takeaway and delivery services page.


Financial help 

Cash grants

In England, under the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant (RHLG) announced on Monday March 16, businesses in England in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors will be eligible for cash grants of up to £25,000 per property. Eligible businesses in these sectors with a property that has a rateable value of up to £15,000 will receive a grant of £10,000. Eligible businesses in these sectors with a property that has a rateable value of between £15,001 and £51,000 will receive a grant of £25,000. Businesses with a rateable value of over £51,000 are not included in this scheme. For more information visit GOV.UK

To apply for the grant complete our business grant application form.

Business rates

As announced on Monday 16 March, the Government will provide a business rates holiday for businesses in the retail, hospitality and/or leisure sector. This includes the businesses in scope for closure listed above. This will apply automatically to your next business rates bill in April 2020. For more information please visit GOV.UK's support for businesses page

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