Investigations continue after two more Stoke-on-Trent barbers accused of breaking Covid rules


Investigations continue after two more Stoke-on-Trent barbers accused of breaking Covid rules

Investigations are continuing after staff at two more Stoke-on-Trent barbers were accused of breaking lockdown rules.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is monitoring the situation at the Longton shops after receiving complaints from the public.

It followed concerns about staff not wearing the correct personal protective equipment.

Three other businesses – in Burslem and Tunstall – have already been hit with community protection warnings following similar concerns.

Council leader Abi Brown said: These coronavirus rules are in place to protect workers and residents – they are for everyone’s health and wellbeing.

“Our teams continue to go out across the city, advising businesses of their responsibilities. They will continue to do this now that the new national measures have been announced by the Government. We are also acting on information from residents and using our own intelligence to ensure that premises are compliant.

“If premises do not follow Covid-secure measures, it will not be tolerated and action will be taken. This is serious; we all need to take responsibility to stop the risk of the spread of the virus.

“Our plea to residents is that if premises are not Covid-compliant and don’t put your safety first then don’t go in there. The same applies if premises are too busy when you go into them. Take responsibility for yourself and your own actions.”

Businesses which breach their community protection warning can be shut down by the council.




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