Government says it will relax planning rules, allowing pubs and restaurants to operate as takeaways during the outbreak
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Pubs and restaurants
Confirmed on 17 March 2020. Relaxation will 'be introduced as soon as possible and will apply for a limited period'
To enable pubs and restaurants to operate as takeaways for people having to stay at home
The government confirms regulations will be relaxed to enable businesses to deliver hot food takeaway services without a planning application.
Gov.uk press release