GENERAL PERMIT : Occupiers of small shops are eligible to apply for a General Permit. This permit may authorise the opening of a shop on –
Sundays, Good Friday, Liberation Day, 26 December, - or any combination of those days.
A General Permit cannot authorise opening on Christmas Day.
Tourist amenities, facilities or attractions of any size may apply for this permit if the part of their retail sales area devoted to the supply of goods is not more than 700 square metres.
Any other shop that is primarily focused on service provision and in which the supply of goods is incidental to the provision of that service may also apply for a General Permit.
A Connétable can attach conditions to a General Permit to control opening hours, deliveries and certain other relevant matters.
A General Permit will be valid for up to one year. It will expire on 31st December of the year for which it is granted.
RESTRICTED HOURS PERMIT: Occupiers of large shops are eligible to apply for a Restricted Hours Permit. The Restricted Hours Permit may authorise the opening of a shop between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on – Sundays, Good Friday,
Liberation Day, - or any combination of those days.
A Restricted Hours Permit cannot authorise opening on either Christmas Day or 26 December.
A Restricted Hours Permit will be valid for up to one year. It will expire on 31st December of the year for which it is granted.
SINGLE PERMIT: This permit may be granted to any shop. Organisers of one-off or occasional events that will provide goods and / or services on a Sunday may wish to apply for a single permit.
A single permit can authorise the opening of a shop on – A specified Sunday,
Good Friday, or Liberation Day. Single Permits cannot allow a shop to open on Christmas Day or 26 December.
The occupier of a shop may apply for more than one single permit in a year. They may submit one or more applications at different times of the year. Alternatively, they may also submit a single application citing up to 5 dates on which they wish to be granted permission to open via a single permit.
An individual shop may not open for more than 5 days in any one year under one or more single permits.
PLACES OF REFRESHMENT : Restaurants, cafés, take-aways and other places where meals/refreshments are sold, that hold an Economic Development Department Places of Refreshment Permit, may apply for a permit to trade on Sundays, Good Friday and Christmas Day.