Venus barber shop on Terrace Road, Aberystwyth has been issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice and a Premises Improvement Notice after failing to comply several times with the regulations.
Officers from Ceredigion County Council’s Public Protection team visited the premises on multiple occasions to advise the business and try to get them to comply with the regulations. The business was initially served with a Compliance Notice on 16 March to formally advise them that they were required to comply with the regulations. Assurances were given by the business on each occasion that they would follow the advice and comply with the relevant restrictions.
However, when the Compliance Notice was ignored and continued non-compliance detected, it was considered necessary and proportionate to take further enforcement action. As a result, the business has now been issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of £1,000 and a Premises Improvement Notice. The responsible person has 28 days to pay the Fixed Penalty Notice. Failure to comply with the Premises Improvement Notice may result in a Premises Closure Notice being issued, further fixed penalty notices, or both.
The Premises Improvement Notice can be viewed on the Ceredigion County Council website – www.ceredigion.gov.uk/resident/coronavirus-covid-19/
Barber shops and hairdressers are currently permitted to open but on an appointment only basis. This is to ensure that these businesses can provide hair cutting/styling services to the public while minimising the time spent by customers indoors with staff and other customers. Barber shops and hairdresser premises are not permitted, at the moment, to have customers waiting on the premises and customers should only be permitted to enter the premises at their appointment times.
Guidance for barbers and hairdressers is available on the Ceredigion County Council website at www.ceredigion.gov.uk/resident/ and from the Welsh Government at gov.wales/hairdressing-and-barbering-businesses-coronavirus-workplace-guidance-html