Businesses that must close because of new coronavirus regulations

To reduce the spread of infection, a number of businesses and venues across the country must temporarily close, and not to open for trade.

The Government created new regulations to enforce these closures where necessary. A business operating in breach of these regulations will be committing an offence.

Coronavirus and the change in application process

As a result of social distancing measures, all applications or Temporary Event Notices (TENs) should be sent electronically. Either through:

the GOV.UK website

Or download and complete the application form by hand, then scan and email it to Licensing@towerhamlets.gov.uk

As a last measure we will also accept photographed applications/TENs emailed to us

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Responsible Authorities

There are a number of “Responsible Authorities”. These have been designated by the government. All new (including time-limited) and variation applications have to be sent to the responsible authorities.

If you are not sure you will need to check which organisation is responsible for health and safety before you send off your forms.

 If you are not sure where to send a copy of your application(s) to then please contact the Licensing Authority.

Responsible Authorities
AuthorityContact information

The Licensing Authority

Licensing Team Environmental Health & Trading Standards
John Onslow House
1 Ewart Place
London
E3 5EQ

Tel:  020 7364 5008
Email: licensing@towerhamlets.gov.uk

The Chief Officer of Police

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Central East Licensing Unit
Licensing Office
2nd Floor
Stoke Newington Police Station
33 Stoke Newington High Street
London
N16 8DS

Tel: 07557 572 168
Email: CEMailbox-.TowerHamletsLicensing@met.police.uk

The Fire Authority

London Fire Brigade
Fire Safety Regulation Helpdesk
169 Union Street
London
SE1 0LL

Tel: 020 8555 1200  x 89170
Email: FSR-AdminSupport@london-fire.gov.uk

Health and Safety

Environment Health and Trading Standards
John Onslow House
1 Ewart Place
London
E3 5EQ

Tel: 020 7364 5008
Email: Healthand.Safety@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Health and Safety Executive (Only if applicable)

Field Operations Division
4th Floor, North Wing
Rose Court,
2 Southwark Bridge
London
SE1 9HS

Tel: 020 7556 2100
Email: Formsadmin.London@hse.gov.uk

Local Weights and Measures Authority

Trading Standards Administration
Section Environment Health and Trading Standards
John Onslow House
1 Ewart Place
London
E3 5EQ

Tel: 020 7364 5008
Email: Trading.Standards@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Planning Authority

Planning Department
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Mulberry Place
5 Clove Crescent London
E14 2BG

Tel: 020 7364 5009
Email: Development.Control@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Environmental Health Noise Team

London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Administration Section
John Onslow House
1 Ewart Place
London
E3 5EQ

Tel: 020 7364 5007
Email: Environmental.Health@towerhamlets.gov.uk

 Child Protection - Licensing

London Borough of Tower Hamlets
4th Floor
Mulberry Place
5 Clove Crescent
London
E14 2BG

Tel: 020 7364 2135 or 020 7364 0677
Email: Licensing-ChildProtection@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Public Health

Director of Public Health Tower Hamlets
4th floor
Mulberry Place
5 Clove Crescent
London
E14 2BG

Tel: 020 7364 7014
Email:PublicHealthLicensing@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Home Office Immigration Enforcement

Home Secretary
Alcohol Licensing Team
Lunar House
40 Wellesley Road
Croydon
CR9 2BY

Email: alcohol@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

 
For vessels not permanently moored
AuthorityContact information
Tidal River Thames Port of London Authority

London River House
Royal Pier Road
Gravesend
Kent
DA12 2BG

Tel: 01474 562 200
Email: lic.app@pla.co.uk

Navigation Authority Canal & River Trust

First Floor North
Station House
500 Elder Gate
Milton Keynes
MK9 1BB

Tel: 0303 040 4040
Email: customer.services@canalrivertrust.org.uk

The Maritime Coastguard Agency

Marine Office
Central Court
1B Knoll Rise
Orpington
Kent
BR6 0JA

Tel: 01689 890 400
Email: helen.duncan@mcga.gov.uk