Bridgend pharmacy notice lifted after improvements made

A pharmacy in Bridgend has made improvements after being issued with a notice for the failure of staff to wear face coverings.

MW Phillips, on Nolton Street, was given a Premises Improvement Notice after a visit by Shared Regulatory Services officers on Wednesday, 9 December. The notices was terminated on Friday, 11 December, after officers re-visited and found the necessary improvements had been made.

Enforcement officers are due to re-visit Marmaris Kebab on Wyndham Street, Bridgend, and The Greedy Pig on New Road, Porthcawl, after Premises Improvement Notices were issued on Saturday, 12 December, due to staff failing to wear face coverings.

Cllr Dhanisha Patel, the Cabinet Member who leads on Shared Regulatory Services, said: “As cases of Covid-19 in Bridgend County Borough continue to rise rapidly, it is crucial that businesses follow Welsh Government guidance to minimise the spread of the virus and help to keep their staff and customers safe.”

Premises Improvement Notices specify the measures that need to be taken to meet the regulations within a certain time limit, usually 48 hours. If the business fails to comply, enforcement officers can issue a Premises Closure Notice, requiring the premises, or part of it, to be closed for up to 14 days.

In some circumstances, enforcement officers can close the premises immediately without having served an improvement notice, but this would only be where there has been a serious breach of regulations.