Legal to do home deliveries?

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  1. Ginmaster

    Ginmaster UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    We delivery our product direct to customers homes.
    It's alcohol, so not classed as essential.

    After the announcement this evening about all non-essential shops to close immediately, we have suspended any home deliveries.

    This article from this evening - about 1 hour after Boris's announcement - states: *
    "However, retailers will still be able to take online orders and deliver items to your home."

    What is the legal position?

    We take payment in advance, so we don't need to come into physical contact with the person who answers the door.

    Thanks

    * I'm not allowed to post the link because my post count is too low.
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    Coronavirus: All non-essential shops to close immediately
     
    Posted: Mar 23, 2020 By: Ginmaster Member since: Sep 5, 2018
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  2. StevensOnln1

    StevensOnln1 UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    There's been no advice to stop home deliveries of any kind, indeed the government are encouraging people to have things delivered.
     
    Posted: Mar 24, 2020 By: StevensOnln1 Member since: Dec 10, 2011
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  3. MBE2017

    MBE2017 UKBF Ace Free Member

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    My understanding is the OP could continue to work.
     
    Posted: Mar 24, 2020 By: MBE2017 Member since: Feb 16, 2017
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  4. Newchodge

    Newchodge UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    As long as you had an alcohol licence you can continue. Food takeaways without licences cannot deliver alcohol.
     
    Posted: Mar 24, 2020 By: Newchodge Member since: Nov 8, 2012
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  5. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Can see some very quick applications for alcohol licence being made this month...
     
    Posted: Mar 24, 2020 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  6. Ginmaster

    Ginmaster UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Thanks. That is the way I understood it.
    Yes, we have a premises license to retail alcohol, including delivery to peoples homes.
     
    Posted: Mar 24, 2020 By: Ginmaster Member since: Sep 5, 2018
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  7. busowner987

    busowner987 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    It amazes me the people that want to tick all the boxes even as the world is ending!
     
    Posted: Mar 25, 2020 at 9:30 AM By: busowner987 Member since: Aug 27, 2019
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  8. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Sometimes the world carries on and you don't want to get into trouble for not ticking boxes.
     
    Posted: Mar 25, 2020 at 9:34 AM By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  9. JEREMY HAWKE

    JEREMY HAWKE UKBF Legend Full Member

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    Outside of your actual business you are running a delivery operation . The government would much rather one person did the delivering as opposed to each customer going to get it
     
    Posted: Mar 25, 2020 at 10:57 AM By: JEREMY HAWKE Member since: Mar 4, 2008
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  10. Darren_Ssc

    Darren_Ssc UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    The world isn't ending and some people want to stay in business rather than relying on the govt to shower them with handouts.
     
    Posted: Mar 25, 2020 at 11:01 AM By: Darren_Ssc Member since: Mar 1, 2019
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  11. money road

    money road UKBF Regular Full Member

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  12. Ian J

    Ian J Factoring Specialist Full Member - Verified Business

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    Whatever the Government might say gin is essential to my life but fortunately the couple of dozen bottles that I already have should see me through the next couple of months.

    Amazon are still delivering gin so why are they different
     
    Posted: Mar 27, 2020 at 3:09 PM By: Ian J Member since: Nov 6, 2004
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  13. Ginmaster

    Ginmaster UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hello Ian

    I posted this in another thread today:

    From gov dot uk:
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    Online retail is still open and encouraged and postal and delivery service will run as normal.
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    Businesses are encouraged to take orders online or by telephone, and businesses should not provide seating areas, indoors and outdoors, for customers to consume food and drink on. Ordering in advance is strongly encouraged to avoid waiting in, as per Public Health England guidelines.
    ---

    Absolutely anything (that is legal) can be delivered.

    Government is reminding takeaways that do not have a premises license to retail alcohol not to sell it. :)
     
    Posted: Mar 27, 2020 at 7:11 PM By: Ginmaster Member since: Sep 5, 2018
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  14. hunniebunch

    hunniebunch UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I had a lawnmower delivered on Wednesday.
    Which is more essential,? a lawnmower or wine?
    That's a tough one.
     
    Posted: Mar 27, 2020 at 7:26 PM By: hunniebunch Member since: Mar 27, 2020
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  15. Alan

    Alan UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    Just don't drink while operating a lawn mower ( if you like your fingers )
     
    Posted: Mar 27, 2020 at 7:43 PM By: Alan Member since: Aug 16, 2011
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  16. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    My wife was looking at hives today.
    Is ordering bees essential? :)

    I'm thinking mead, she's thinking beeswax.
     
    Posted: Mar 27, 2020 at 8:09 PM By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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