MOST businesses across the city are doing their best to comply with the new restrictions but Swansea Council has warned that it will take enforcement action against those who flout the rules.

The improvement notices were issued to Four Brothers barbershop in Mumbles, Jonny Blades Barber in Morriston, Figaro’s in High Street and Castle Street, Ozzy’s in St Helen’s Road and Ali’s Barbers in St Helen’s Road.

All of them have to provide evidence of improvement by Wednesday or further action may be taken.

Rob Stewart, Leader of Swansea Council, said:

“I want to thank the vast majority of businesses in the city for complying with the rules. To get out of the lockdown it’s vital we all play our part to reduce the number of Covid-19 cases. Businesses have a critical role in doing that.

“It’s good to see that businesses who are being served with improvement notices are listening to and acting on our concerns. Aldi stores in Llansamlet and Gorseinon have both had their notices lifted after responding positively.

“Shoppers at the stores have said they are pleased and can see the improvements.”

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“Any business which isn’t sure of the rules or wants advice on actions they’ve taken so far can contact our licensing or trading standards teams for advice.”

He added:

“We will continue to work with businesses to assist them but where we are being presented with no choice in small numbers of instances of blatant non-compliance issues, we will take firm action.

“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.”

Any business needing advice contact the team at evh.licensing@swansea.gov.uk

UPDATE: The six barbershops have been revisited and are now all in compliance

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