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Action taken against businesses ignoring coronavirus rules

Action taken against businesses ignoring coronavirus rules

MORE businesses in Swansea have had action taken against them for flouting regulations that keep the public safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Swansea Council has issued the owners of the Patti Raj with an immediate closure notice for failing to put in place measures to protect customers. The closure notice follows a visit by South Wales Police to the premises where they found large groups of people with no social distancing measures in place.

The business has 14 days (October 9) to put in place a series of measures to enable two metre social distancing, controlled use of toilets facilities and that the layout of the premises can accommodate customers safely. Failure to comply with the notice could result in further action for the business owners.

Trading Standards Officers in the Council have also issued a 48 hr improvement notice to two Aldi’s stores in Llansamlet and Gorseinon – requiring them to make a number of improvements or face closure.

Cllr David Hopkins, Cabinet Member for Delivery and Operations and Deputy Leader, said: “We told businesses that we would take firm action if they failed to comply with Welsh Government rules.

“The latest lockdown measures mean it is now more important than ever that businesses pay attention to the latest regulations so we can keep the public safe and help prevent the spread of the virus.

“Many businesses in the city are doing the right thing, taking their responsibilities seriously and abiding by the rules. Those who don’t abide by the rules put their communities at risk and that is unacceptable.”

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