To make sure businesses are minimising the risk of exposure to coronavirus on the premises our enforcement officers are inspecting businesses.
Under Regulation 12 of the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) Regulations 2020 council enforcement officers can require certain (specified) measures to be taken in relation to premises, and they can if necessary close the premises. As part of this enforcement our officers can issue a premises improvement notice or a premises closure notice.
If a premises improvement notice has been issued to a business the person responsible for the premises should take specified measures to make the premises compliant with the safety measures needed in order to minimise the risk of exposure to coronavirus. If those measures are not taken an officer may issue a "premises closure notice" requiring the premises to close. Where necessary, an officer may also issue a premises closure notice without having previously issued a premises improvement notice.
Once the measures specified in the notice have been met a premises improvement notice may be terminated.
Any premises that has been issued with a notice is required to display the notice in a prominent place on all entrances to the premises. We will also publish details of current notices issued on this web page.