Fletton business served prohibition notice after breach of COVID rules

A prohibition notice has been served on a licensed premise in Fletton following a breach of Covid-19 compliance rules.

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 6:23 am

The notice was served following complaints that customers at the premises were not observing social distancing rules and that people from different households were mixing, during a recent live music event, which was held outside.

Peterborough City Council has not named the business as it has complied with COVID rules throughout the pandemic.

The prohibition notice, which was served on 29 April by officers from Peterborough City Council’s Covid compliance team, is the first issued under current Covid guidelines.

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It prohibits the premises from holding live events until step three of the roadmap for the easing of restrictions comes into effect (currently scheduled for 17 May).

It was decided that a prohibition notice should be issued rather than a fine, as it would ensure compliance with the regulations while allowing the premises to continue to trade following a very difficult 12 months.

Any complaints of non-Covid compliance by businesses in Peterborough will be thoroughly investigated and the appropriate action will be taken.

A Peterborough City Council spokesperson said “We will not be naming the premises as they have previously been Covid compliant.”