Socialising/Dining out in Lisburn & Castlereagh - Everything you need to know

Here’s what to expect when visiting a licensed or non-licensed business (café/bar or restaurant) during the current COVID-19 regulations

Contact Tracing: To help with the Test, Trace and Protect your contact details must be collected by the venue and for every visitor over the age of 16. Please note, if your information is not provided in advance, it must be obtained at the time of the visit. The following details must be recorded:

            - Name
            - Telephone number
           - Date of visit
            -Time of arrival

Live music: Live Music is now permitted at licensed and unlicensed hospitality businesses that sell or provide food and/or drink for consumption on the premises. This must be at an ambient level indoors and dancing is not permitted. 

Table Service: Food/drink must only be ordered and consumed at your table.

Numbers at a table: No more than six persons (not including children aged 12 or under) must be seated at a table if those persons are from more than one household. Where those seated at a table are from one household or one bubble there may be a maximum of ten people seated at a table.

Moving around the premises: You are permitted to move around the premises to enter or exit, access a table, make a payment, access a buffet or a carvery, access and use toilet, baby changing or breast feeding facilities, or a smoking area. You are not permitted to move within the premises for any other reason e.g. to use snooker/pool tables, play darts etc.

Face coverings: You must wear a face covering (unless exempt) upon entering and exiting the premises, and any time that you leave your table e.g. to use toilet facilities. Staff who work in the public areas of the hospitality premises must wear a face covering, unless they are separated from members of the public by a partition.

Social distancing: A social distance of at least 1 metre is to be maintained by all staff and visitors during food/drink consumption on the premises.