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First Improvement Notice Served

Published: 28/08/2020

The majority of hospitality premises throughout Flintshire have worked extremely hard to ensure compliance with the new regulations and guidance put in place to ensure the safety of customers and staff following the outbreak of Covid-19. However, our Community and Business Protection Team have recently issued Flintshire’s first Improvement Notice under the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No.2) (Wales) Regulations 2020.

The notice was served on The Blossoms public house in Bagillt following evidence provided by North Wales Police of disregard to physical distancing measures, failure to appropriately use protective equipment to keep staff and customers safe and a general disregard to the well-being of staff and customers visiting the premises. 

Advice and guidance was provided to the manager of the premises after we first received these complaints. Unfortunately, the advice and guidance we provided was not acted upon.

The improvement notice offers a minimum of 48 hours for the premises to act on the requirements for improvement, and will be closely monitored.

It is important that premises follow guidelines and regulations to keep staff and customers safe to minimise the potential spread of Covid-19. Our officers will continue to work alongside North Wales Police and other partners to intervene where it is felt that measures are not being taken seriously or ignored.