Businesses can apply for a temporary pavement cafe consent. This is intended to help get business back up and running during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- last until 31 December 2020
- allow businesses to place tables and chairs on the pavement for customer use
- be free of charge
- not need planning permission or scaled architectural plans
This temporary scheme is not the same as the one year pavement cafe licence.
It has different application criteria, is free and lasts until the end of 2020.
Who can apply
Any Sheffield business that wants to place tables, chairs and other temporary furniture on the pavement and serve food and drinks.
If you are about to renew an existing one year Pavement Cafe Licence
You can apply for this temporarily, or you can apply for the one year Pavement Cafe Licence again.
How long the consent lasts
The consent lasts until 31 December 2020.
There is no cost for this consent.
Conditions of the Pavement Cafe Scheme
Businesses must operate the pavement cafe in accordance with the following conditions:
Operating the service
- core hours hours between 10am to 9pm (outside of these hours by consent only)
- have a plan in place to manage and restrict attendance
- have a plan in place to manage circulation in and around premises
- operate table service where possible
- collect all details of people who attend the premises
Set up of outside area
- keep within the shop frontage (use of other land or area with consent only)
- provide pedestrian barriers with a lower tap-rail (to guide blind or partially sighted)
- have enough space to set out tables and chairs - must leave a minimum of 1300mm for pedestrians
- have provision for smoking and non-smoking areas
- no music, live broadcasts or sports commentary
- no barbecues, fire pits or naked flames
- control / clear litter and debris in immediate area
- remove all tables and chairs from the outside area within 30 minutes of maximum operating hours
- comply with Government guidance on social distancing
- comply with Government guidance on PPE
- have undertaken appropriate risk assessments
If you wish to supply alcohol in the pavement cafe area
If you hold a premises licence, we check existing conditions when assessing applications.
If you do not hold a premises licence we will contact you after application to advise on applying for a premises licence.
How to apply
You must apply online. You can upload your proposed layout plan as part of the process.
You'll need to confirm you have:
- public liability insurance of at least £2 million
- conducted appropriate risk assessments