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Temporary Trading Area Application for Food and Beverage

Following the unprecedented events of the COVID 19 Pandemic and the introduction of restricted movements around the city centre Cardiff Council is looking to produce a temporary Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that all city centre, food and beverage businesses can apply to sign up to. 

It has been identified that many businesses – due to social distancing regulations - will only be able to operate successfully if they are allowed to trade outside of their shop floor. This MOU will help simplify the process of being permitted outside space, within the guidelines and parameters set out in the city centre recovery plan and associated movement restrictions.

We are asking businesses, which wish to extend their shop floor into the street to fill in a simplified application form. If successful and street space to trade in is allocated there will be no charge to the business while this temporary arrangement remains in place. We will revert to the normal street-café licence application policy and process once the temporary period has expired. This agreement will then cease and all furniture under the MOU must be removed from the Public Highway. The expiry date for the temporary licences is currently 1 September, 2020. This is subject to review.

Existing Street Café Licence holders who do not wish to amend or extend their current space do not need to apply.