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Prohibition Notice served on barbers in Aylesbury for breach of Coronavirus regulations

| May 14, 2020

A barbers in Aylesbury has been served a Prohibition Notice for a breach of Coronavirus regulations.

On the night of Thursday 7th May 2020, Buckinghamshire Council Environmental Health Officers used their statutory powers to serve a Prohibition Notice using their statutory powers 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.

However a monitoring visit on Thursday 7th May 2020 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.

Further information for business can be found on the Buckinghamshire Council website and the business support hub at https://www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/coronavirus/coronavirus-business-support-hub/.

*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.

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