Covid-19: Enforcement action taken against three businesses

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6 April 2020

Image of English Covid-19 Economy logoEnforcement action has been taken against three Powys businesses after they failed to comply with Covid-19 restrictions and refused to close, the county council has said.

Powys County Council are reminding businesses to follow national guidelines and comply with the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020 or face enforcement action.

Last month the UK Government stepped up measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus and save lives by ordering the closure of various businesses and venues which included pubs and hotels.

Despite the latest measures, the businesses have continued to trade so a range of enforcement action has been carried out including issuing prohibition notices and fixed penalty notices.

Cllr James Evans, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Housing and Regulatory Services, said:

"The vast majority of businesses across the county are complying with the measures that the UK Government introduced last month and I would like to thank them for this.

"The measures are in place for a good reason - to save lives. It's extremely disappointing that some businesses want to risk the lives of the people of Powys by staying open.

"We were left with no option but to take enforcement action against these three premises after they continued to ignore the measures.

"We will continue to support the county's businesses where we can during these unprecedented times but will take the appropriate action against those who disregard these vital measures and put people's lives at risk."

For the latest updates and information about coronavirus (COVID-19) from the council, please visit www.powys.gov.uk/coronavirus

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