A Closure Notice has been issued to the Greyhound Inn, Holt Road, Wrexham, following a failure to take reasonable measures to minimise the risk of exposure to Coronavirus to staff and customers.
A person who had tested positive for Coronavirus had access to all areas of the Inn was not self-isolating.
The closure is with immediate effect and will stay in place until a deep cleaning of the premises has taken place, a Risk Assessment describing all procedures to prevent the spread of the virus is produced to show 2 metres social distancing, all customers are seated at tables with table service only, masks are worn by everyone in the premises except when seated and correct contact details are being recorded.
Cllr Hugh Jones, Lead Member for Communities, Partnerships, Public Protection and Community Safety, said: “It is essential that members of the public are confident that all precautions have been taken before they visit licensed premises. In this instance their safety was not protected and the risk of exposure was very high.
“The vast majority of commercial premises have complied with the regulations and recognise that these are in place in order to protect their staff and public. On this occasion however, this was clearly not the case and officers had no alternative but to issue the closure notice with immediate effect.
“I hope this serves as a reminder to everyone that Coronavirus is still in our community and until that changes we will not hesitate to take action in order to keep Wrexham safe.”
Guidance on self isolation is available from Welsh Government and we should be aware of what actions we must take if we have symptoms or test positive for Coronavirus.
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