Surrey Heath Borough Council - Supporting businesses to reopen safely


Tuesday, 6 April, 2021

The Prime Minister has now confirmed the next stage of the Government’s roadmap will take place on Monday 12 April 2021.

This means that non-essential retail can reopen and hospitality venues will be allowed to serve people outdoors. There will be no curfew and alcoholic drinks do not need to be accompanied by a substantial meal. Customers, however, must order, eat and drink whilst seated and wider social contact rules will still apply in all these settings to prevent indoor mixing between different households.

Our Environmental Health Team and our COVID Marshals will be supporting the safe re-opening of pubs, cafes and restaurants from 12 April with regular daytime and evening patrols. 

The team will also continue to advise food businesses on safe working detailing the steps that need to be taken covering food safety, hygiene, permitted outdoor structures and staff wellbeing.  Read more about preparing your business here

Free pavement licences

To support hospitality businesses to be able to trade outside SHBC’s Licencing Committee has decided to waive the £100 fee for a Pavement Licence and to refund the fee to those who had already paid. 

Businesses do still need to apply for a licence which can be done on this link -


We can provide posters and social distancing floor stickers for your business.  Please contact our Economic Development Team to request these.  Email

If your business is based in Camberley town centre – Collectively Camberley can provide your business with a reopening pack.  Email to order.