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Did you know that as of the 28th September 2020, it’s now UK law that music in the hospitality sector must be limited to 85dB?

“The amendments to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Obligations of Undertakings (England) Regulations 2020 introduces a new Covid noise limit of 85dB(A) for any music played in cafes, bars restaurants and hotels and came into force on 28th September, as is enforceable by law.

Advice on keeping noise levels as low as possible was introduced when the UK’s Coronavirus lockdown restrictions began to ease back in July. This new amendment to the law makes the Covid noise limit of 85dB(A) a legal obligation rather than a recommendation, meaning premises that don’t comply could be hit with a fine of up to £10,000.

This new legislation only applies to pre-recorded music; live performances are exempt. What this means for those working in the hospitality sector is that they should conduct regular noise level checks in areas where music is played to ensure that they are not in breach of these new restrictions as part of their preparations to be Covid-secure.”

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