There have already been over 3.3 million hits on the Eat Out to Help Out restaurant finder since it launched last week, which shows what businesses are participating in local areas, and many restaurants have since seen a boost in bookings.
Therefore if two people spend £50, they can only receive a discount of £20.
Many places will have posters in their windows.
The government's scheme will include all food only at participating venues and does not include alcohol.
The discount will automatically be applied to restaurants and pubs that have signed up to the scheme. To register business owners will need: a Government Gateway ID (this can be created during registration); the name and address of each venue being registered; the United Kingdom bank account number and sort code for the business; the address on the bank account for the business (it appears on the bank statement); and the date the business started trading. Picture: PA How many times can I use the scheme?
It does not apply to alcoholic drinks, tobacco products, food or drink that is to be consumed off the premises, and food or drink that is sold as part of a private party, event or function.
Food or drink sold as part of a private party, event or function is also not eligible, including that served at weddings, takeaways, or mobile food vans.
Is Just Eat taking part in Eat Out to Help Out?
However many times you like - there is no limit on using the scheme Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout August.
In theory, you could eat at multiple restaurants on the same day and claim the discount.
Customers do not need a voucher as participating establishments will deduct the discount from their bill, and then be able to reclaim the discounted amount through an online service.
You may wish to work out how much each person owes after you have paid the bill, rather than being charged separately.
The government wants to encourage customers to head back to restaurants, which have been hit hard during the coronavirus pandemic.