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Remember to be safe, pubs reminded

 
Created on 04/05/2021 @ 10:54

 

The weather may have dampened some weekend trade at our local pubs and restaurants, but many reported brisk business whilst the sun was shining.

The weekend provided the first real chance for the local hospitality sector to recoup some of the lost income caused by Covid-19.

Many have been forced to invest considerable sums of money to convert their outdoor areas in order to open, and while the overwhelming majority were Covid-compliant, the county council has issued a reminder that everyone needs to follow the new rules.

Premises are still required, by law, to ensure the appropriate measures, such as social distancing and the use of suitable PPE, are maintained.

Due to the prolonged closure period the council is also urged businesses to check their water systems for possible stagnation, as a lack of use can increase the risks of Legionnaires' disease.

Gwilym Davies, Head of Property, Planning and Public Protection, said: “It’s great to see so many local hospitality businesses trading again after a long wait.

“But for the sake of people’s safety we have to stress the importance of sticking to the guidance and not getting complacent. Our Public Protection Team are here to help if businesses need some support so do not hesitate to get in touch.

“Using enforcement action is always a last resort for the council, but where a premises is non-compliant we will issue improvement and closure notices if the situation requires it.”

Help and advice for businesses can be found at: www.powys.gov.uk/coronavirus/helpforbusinesses 



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