Bridgend c-store found in breach of Covid rules

By Hannah Neary, Local Democracy Reporter

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A convenience store has been caught breaching coronavirus regulations in Bridgend county borough.

Bridgend Council staff gave improvement notice to Lifestyle Express in Tynewydd Row, Ogmore Vale, on Wednesday, April 14.

The store was instructed to “ensure good mask-wearing practices,” according to the documents published on the Shared Regulatory Service (SRS) website.

The businesses was given 48 hours to comply with the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020.

The SRS, a partnership between South Wales Police and Bridgend, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan councils, carries out checks on licensed premises to ensure they comply with government guidelines.

To date 101 premises in Bridgend county borough have been caught breaching coronavirus regulations and given improvement notices, according to the SRS website. Seven local businesses have been temporarily closed.

The service has issued 94 improvement notices to businesses in Cardiff and 74 in the Vale of Glamorgan.