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Aylesbury barber shop breaches lockdown restrictions

The shop was served a Prohibition Notice after ignoring earlier warnings to stay closed.

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 5:50pm 13th May 2020. (Updated at 9:28am 14th May 2020) 2-minute read.

Aylesbury barber shop breaches lockdown restrictions

Barbers and hairdressers were forced to close in March when lockdown restrictions were announced. 

A barbers shop in Aylesbury was served a Prohibition Notice on Thursday night (07/05) after it was found to be trading in breach of coronavirus regulations. 

Buckinghamshire Council Environmental Health Officers served the notice after the shop ignored earlier warnings. 

Following reports from the public Environmental Health Officers contacted the business operator to 'engage, educate and encourage' the business to stay closed.

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Despite this contact, a monitoring visit on Thursday (07/05) found the business was trading in the evening, behind closed curtains.

The notice was then served with customers removed from the premises, it requires the business to cease activities seen as unsafe by officers.

Fred Wilson, Buckinghamshire Council Cabinet Member for Regulatory Services, said:

"We understand that the current lockdown is very difficult for many businesses and appreciate that the vast majority are complying with the regulations. 

"But the council has an obligation to ensure that everyone is complying with the current coronavirus regulations to help reduce the spread of the virus and to ensure that businesses that are required to remain closed do so. The council is fully prepared to take all appropriate enforcement action where necessary.

"On Sunday the Prime Minister announced that the government is going to introduce a phased reduction in the current lockdown restrictions, with more details to follow over the coming days. We will continue to work with the local business community, in partnership with Bucks Business First, offering advice to ensure a safe return to work over the coming weeks and months for employers, their staff and customers."

For the latest information for business go to the Council's website and the business support hub.

NOTE: Both images are stock photos 

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