Posted on: Thursday 22 July 2021
Castel-Y-Bwch, Henllys Lane, Cwmbran, the Dorallt, Henllys, Cwmbran and the Oakfield, Cwmbran, are the latest businesses to be issued a Premises Improvement Notice for breaches of the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020.
On Saturday 17th July 2021, spot checks undertaken by the council’s Covid Enforcement Officers found that customers at the premises were being served drinks at the bar, in breach of current Covid regulations, which require table service to be in place. Customers were also observed walking around inside without wearing face coverings, as required.
Councillor Mandy Owen, Executive Member for the Environment, said “Ignoring the Coronavirus Regulations increases the potential risk of transmission of coronavirus and affects our ability to keep rates of infection under control in our communities. It is disappointing that some businesses are still not taking their responsibilities seriously, putting their staff and customers at risk.
“Checks undertaken by the Covid Enforcement Team throughout the pandemic have found that most businesses have worked hard to comply, but a small minority continue to show a disregard for the rules. We hope this serves as a reminder to other businesses that those intentionally breaking the rules will face enforcement action.
“The Covid regulations may have changed in England, but in Wales we are taking a more cautious approach, and for now table service and face coverings in hospitality premises are still required”
All three businesses have a minimum of 48 hours to put measures in place to comply with the requirements, or consideration will be given to further enforcement, which includes the option to close the premises’.
Find out about the current Covid regulations in Wales