The Government has no plans to do so. Businesses themselves may make their own policies regarding such matters. In light of the impacts of COVID-19, the Business and Planning Act 2020 introduced temporary measures to make the process for obtaining a pavement licence for al fresco dining quicker and cheaper. Any licences granted under these temporary provisions will be subject to a smoke free seating condition, whereby the premise will need to make reasonable provision for seating outdoors, where smoking is not permitted. This will apply to businesses who obtain a pavement licence under the temporary provisions in the Business and Planning Act.