Licences Act, 2010
Licences (Accommodation, Catering and Entertainment Establishments) Regulations, 2011
Statutory Instrument 63 of 2011
- Commenced on 31 October 2011
- [This is the version of this document at 5 July 2017.]
1. CitationThese Regulations may be cited as the Licences (Accommodation, Catering and Entertainment Establishments) Regulations, 2011.
2. InterpretationIn these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires—“cafe” means any establishment where coffee, tea, soft drinks, meals and refreshments are served and sold to customers for consumption on the premises;“catering service” means the business of cooking, preparing and supplying meals, snacks, coffee, tea or soft drinks for parties, meeting, gatherings held either in a house, office or any other place;“discotheque” means a place offering drinks and a floor show or dancing to the accompaniment of recorded or live music, to which persons are admitted on payment of a fee or otherwise;“floor show” means a musical, dance or theatrical performance by a person, or a group of persons but excludes indecent act including stripping or striptease;“hotel” means any establishment that provides lodging with or without food and drink to the public for hire, the rate of which is calculated on a daily basis;“guesthouse” means an establishment with not more than 10 rooms that provides lodging with or without food and drink to the public for hire, the rate of which is calculated on a daily basis, in which the common facilities are for the exclusive use of its clients;“premises” means the premises where a person is licensed to keep or manage any type of accommodation or establishment or activity under these Regulations;“Planning Authority” mean the Planning Authority established under the Town and Country Planning Act;“restaurant” means any establishment that prepares cooks and serves meals and beverages for sale to customers;“self-catering establishment” means any establishment of one or more rooms rented or hired as one unit that provides lodging and self-catering facilities to the public in which the facilities and equipment are provided for self-catering;“Seychelles Tourism Board” means the Seychelles Tourism Board established under the Seychelles Tourism Board Act;“take-away business” means the business of preparing or selling meals and soft drinks to be consumed elsewhere than on the premises, except where approval has been given by the Authority for consuming on the premises;“tobacco product” has the meaning given in the Tobacco Control Act;“weapon” means an object which may be used to cause harm to others or endanger the life of others and includes firearms, offensive weapons, ammunition and explosives defined in section 84(8) of the penal code.
3. Application for licence
4. Fees and documents to accompany application
5. Restriction on grant of licenceThe Authority shall not grant a licence to—
6. Bodies to be consultedPrior to granting a licence, the Authority shall consult—
7. Extended scope of licence
8. Conditions of licenceThe holder of a licence shall, in addition to any conditions the Authority may specify in the licence, fulfil the following—
9. Change of management or ownership
10. Restriction on sale of liquor and tobacco productThe holder of a licence or the servant or agent of the holder of a licence shall not sell liquor or tobacco product to, or allow liquor to be consumed on the premises by, any person under the age of 18 years.
11. Restriction on admission to discothequesThe holder of a licence to keep or manage a discotheque shall not permit a person under the age of 18 years or who is unable to produce an identification document which proves to the satisfaction of the holder of the licence that the person is 18 years old or over to enter the premises except if the premises is being used for the purposes stated in regulation 28(d).[Note: There was no numering to the above paragraph in the Gazette.]
12. Particulars of clients
13. Register of property left by clients
14. Infectious diseases
15. DeathsIn the event of any death or absence of any guest of a hotel, guesthouse or self-catering establishment, the holder of the licence shall without delay report such death or absence to the officer in charge of the nearest police station.
16. Maintenance of premisesAll premises licensed under these Regulations shall be kept clean and maintained in good order and repair at all times.
17. Disposal of refuseRefuse shall not be deposited in any part of the premises except in refuse bins.
18. Firefighting equipment
19. Search of persons seeking admission to discotheques
20. Power to refuse admission
21. Admission to hotel, guesthouse, restaurant and barA person licensed to keep or manage a hotel shall not refuse to admit to the restaurant or bar of the premises any person where the premises is not closed for a private function or the person has not been issued a notice under regulation 20.
22. Suspension, revocation and non-renewal of licence
23. Validity of licenceA licence shall be valid for five years unless revoked by the Authority, and is not transferable.
24. Display of licenceThe holder of a licence shall display—
25. Licence fees
26. SurchargesA person who was the holder of a licence and who makes an application, after the expiration of a licence, for the same type of licence, shall, unless the Authority is satisfied that the person had, after the expiration of the person‘s licence, ceased to carry on the activity that had been licenced, be liable, in addition to the licence fee and any other penalty under these Regulations, to a surcharge equal to 10% of the licence fee for each month or part thereof constituting the period between the date of expiration of the licence and the date of the application.
27. Power of entry, inspection and search
28. ExemptionThese Regulations shall not apply to the following classes of premises or services provided therein—
29. RepealThe Licences (Accommodation, Catering and Entertainment Establishments) Regulations, 2001 are hereby repealed.
30. Transitional provisions
History of this document
31 October 2011