More than 20 licensed premises checked over coronavirus rules

By Thomas Parkes | Cannock | Coronavirus | Published:

More than 20 licensed premises in Staffordshire have been checked to ensure they are following coronavirus rules.

Chiefs at Cannock District Council said 22 businesses across Rugeley, Cannock and Hedensford, had been checked.

It has led to some businesses receiving a warning letter over concerns about occupancy, queuing and having tables and chairs too close.

Councillor Christine Martin, portfolio leader for health and wellbeing, said "It is recognised that licensed premises can be the hub of outbreaks of Covid-19, so it is important that these businesses follow the guidance to avoid a local outbreak and subsequent local lockdown.

"The council will continue to work with partners to make sure that all licensed premises are complying with Government guidance and we will take action where we see venues not adhering to the guidelines and putting customers at risk."

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Anyone who is concerned about any licensed venue has been asked to email

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