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Police issue advise on seasonal licensing hours

POLICE have issued a reminder of the permitted opening hours for licensed premises over the Christmas and New Year period.

On Christmas Eve, the permitted hours are 11.30am to 11pm, with 30 minutes’ drinking up time. Extensions are to midnight, with 30 minutes’ drinking up time.

On Christmas Day, the permitted hours are 12.30pm to 10pm, with 30 minutes’ drinking up time. No extensions are permitted.

The permitted hours for Boxing Day are 11.30am to 11pm, with 30 minutes’ drinking up time. Extensions can be to 1am, with 30 minutes’ drinking up time

On New Year’s Eve, the permitted hours are 11.30am to 11pm, with 30 minutes’ drinking up time. Extensions are to 1am, with 30 minutes’ drinking up time.

On New Year’s Day, the permitted hours are 12.30am to 10pm, with 30 minutes’ drinking up time. Extensions are to midnight, with 30 minutes’ drinking up time.

Premises that have council entertainment licences may remain open for the designated later hours, but no alcohol can be served during that period. Alcohol purchased during licensed hours cannot be consumed after the half-an-hour drinking up time.

Licensed premises that have a Entertainments Licence from their local council with later designated clsoing times may remain open until that time, but must not sell alcohol after the hours stipulated above. Alcohol that is bought during licensing hours cannot be conumed beyond the permitted drinking-up time.

Police will enforce the legislation by inspections of premises.

Any licensees who would like further information or advice should contact their local sector commander.

 
 
 

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