A public house in Cardigan has been required to make improvements to safeguard the public’s health and well-being as part of the coronavirus regulations.

Premises Improvement Notice has been served to The Saddlers Arms, Cardigan by Ceredigion County Council’s Public Protection Officers due to non-compliance with the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 4) (Wales) Regulations 2020.

As part of the Premises Improvement Notice, the public house must ensure that a distance of 2 metres is maintained between any persons on the premises, and take reasonable measures to ensure where persons are required to wait to enter the premises that a distance of 2 metres is maintained between them, and requiring the use of personal protective equipment such as face coverings from staff and customers at the premises. 

The public house must also ensure that they collect detailed contact information from each customer including their name, telephone number and/or email address, and the date and time of their entry and departure, and retaining it for 21 days for the purpose of providing it, upon request, to the Welsh Ministers and a contact tracer. They must install barriers and screens, and change the location of furniture namely in the pool room on the rear of the premises.

These measures will need to be implemented by 18:00 on 22 November 2020, and the full notice can be seen on the Council’s website under Improvement and Closure Notices.

Information for businesses is available on the Council’s website under Supporting Ceredigion’s economy.

Any business who is unsure of their responsibilities is urged to check the Welsh Government website

Any business that requires further information or guidance can contact the council’s Licensing Team at 01545 570881 or clic@ceredigion.gov.uk.