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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Arrangements for Licensing Service

Due to essential maintenance being carried out by Pay360, customers may experience online payment disruptions on Sunday July 5 between 4:30-6:30am and Tuesday July 7 between 6-7am. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Residents in Leicester and its outlying areas, including Birstall, Thurmaston and Wanlip in Charnwood, are to be asked to continue to follow stricter lockdown restrictions for at least two weeks, and non-essential shops will be closed. More information - including frequently asked questions and a postcode checker - can be found at www.charnwood.gov.uk/restrictions.

In light of recent government advice about coronavirus we have had to make some changes to the licensing service, and some of these may affect you and your business.

These changes have been made to help minimise the risk and spread of the virus, and to keep our staff and our customers safe.

Please be assured that we are working to deliver our services, but in some circumstances, we have had no choice but to temporarily suspend the service. Our priority will be to ensure that existing licence holders and businesses can continue to operate, where possible.

This is a difficult and unprecedented situation. We will continue to monitor the situation, and this web page will be kept up to date with all changes, including when normal service will resume.

New and updated information about business support in Charnwood can also be found here: www.charnwood.gov.uk/coronavirus_business_support.

Staffing / telephones

At the moment, most of our Officers are working from home as advised by the Government and this will unfortunately impact on the services we can offer, in particular telephone calls.

The Licensing Office will be manned for a limited period for essential work only and we will pick up calls where possible.

If you have an urgent enquiry, please email the Licensing Team licensing@charnwood.gov.uk and we will aim to respond to you within 5 working days.

Enquiries

We would ask that you keep referring to this page for updates.

If you have any questions that are not covered on this page please contact us by email licensing@charnwood.gov.uk and we will aim to respond to you within five working days.

Please be aware that we are not in a position at this time to confirm when our face to face service will resume.

Thank you for your cooperation at this difficult time and stay safe.

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