Wrexham Bar Served with Improvement Notice for Breaching Covid Rules

Action taken against town centre bar, as businesses and customers urged to stick to the rules to help keep Wrexham safe

Wrexham Council have issued an improvement notice on the Penny Black bar in Abbott Street, Wrexham.

The notice was served after the premises were found to be in breach of COVID regulations due to:

  • Lack of customer social distancing.
  • Allowing people to drink standing up (customers must be seated).
  • Lack of face-mask wearing when not seated.
  • Overcrowding.

Evidence was captured through CCTV, police bodycam footage and police eye-witness accounts, and the business had recently been warned for similar issues.

Councillor Hugh Jones, Wrexham Council’s Lead Member for Communities, Partnerships, Public Protection and Community Safety, explains:

“We don’t want to serve these notices on businesses, but every establishment must follow the rules to help keep Wrexham safe.

“We’re here to help, but if people ignore our advice, then we have to take action.

“We’ll continue to work with Penny Black to provide further guidance and encourage them to make immediate improvements to comply with regulations.”

Councillor Jones added:

“It’s not just businesses that have a role to play in keeping the town centre safe and welcoming. It’s customers too.  So when you visit a pub, bar or restaurant, help staff out by following instructions and sticking to social distancing.

“It’s easy to get carried away when we’re enjoying ourselves, but we have to remember that the virus is still here.”

Welsh businesses can check the current Covid-19 regulations on the Welsh Government website.

If you need further advice, contact Wrexham Council.