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Premises affected by the legislation

The law applies to almost all premises which are not private dwellings. Examples include:

  • Offices and shops;
  • Premises that provide care, including care homes and hospitals;
  • Pubs, clubs and restaurants;
  • Places of worship;
  • Educational establishments including schools;
  • Theatres and cinemas;
  • Sports centres and other community premises;
  • Hotels and hostels;
  • Guest houses and B&B accommodation;
  • Shared areas of properties common to several households;
  • Houses in multiple occupation;
  • Factories and warehouses;
  • Tents and marquees;
  • Transport premises and facilities;
  • Animal premises and stables;
  • Open air events and venues.

It does not apply to people's private homes, including individual flats in a block or house.