Prohibition Notice served on Aylesbury barbers for breach of Coronavirus regulations
Using their statutory powers Buckinghamshire Council Environmental Health Officers served a Prohibition Notice on Thursday night (7 May) on a barber shop in Aylesbury that was found to be trading in breach of the coronavirus regulations after ignoring earlier warnings.
Following reports from members of the public that a barber shop in Aylesbury was continuing to trade Environmental Health Officers had been in contact with the business operator since lockdown to engage, educate and encourage the business to stay closed. In spite of this, a monitoring visit on Thursday 7 May found the business to be trading in the evening behind closed curtains, leading to the serving of the Notice and removing customers from the premises.
Fred Wilson, Buckinghamshire Council Cabinet Member for Regulatory Services, said: “We understand that the current lockdown is very difficult for many businesses and appreciate that the vast majority are complying with the regulations.
“But the council has an obligation to ensure that everyone is complying with the current coronavirus regulations to help reduce the spread of the virus and to ensure that businesses that are required to remain closed do so. The council is fully prepared to take all appropriate enforcement action where necessary.
“On Sunday the Prime Minister announced that the government is going to introduce a phased reduction in the current lockdown restrictions, with more details to follow over the coming days. We will continue to work with the local business community, in partnership with Bucks Business First, offering advice to ensure a safe return to work over the coming weeks and months for employers, their staff and customers.”
For the latest information for business go to the Council’s website and the business support hub at: https://www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/coronavirus/coronavirus-business-support-hub/