Cornwall Council thanks those who have stuck to the guidance

From Cornwall Council:

Leisure businesses across Cornwall are being thanked for their continued cooperation in complying with the lockdown rules during the first bank holiday weekend since the Government relaxed travel restrictions.

Cornwall Council’s enforcement team did not see any rise in the average number of daily complaints about businesses suspected of breaking the orders over the three-day weekend.

After investigation officers found the vast majority of these reported businesses, which ranged from holiday lets to restaurants and pubs, were not open illegally.

Now the Council is thanking holiday lets, hotels, bed and breakfasts, holiday parks and campsites for doing their bit in staying closed to visitors to Cornwall and supporting the campaign asking them to please come back later.

It is also reminding takeaway businesses which are allowed to be open not to provide outside seating to customers who should be consuming their food orders away from the business premises.

Rob Nolan, Cornwall’s portfolio holder for environment and public protection, said: “I want to pay tribute to all the businesses who have complied with the emergency closure orders on what would usually have been an extremely busy trading weekend.

“We need to keep working together to protect our services and keep our communities safe and I thank everyone for their sacrifices over the weekend and throughout the lockdown.

“Please stay safe and make sure you are always social distancing if you are visiting the beaches and our countryside this half-term week.”

If you’re concerned that a business may be breaking the rules, please contact Cornwall Council on 0300 123 1118 or at covid19@cornwall.gov.uk.

For any social gatherings, concerns contact the police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

When police receive reports of people staying at second homes, caravans and campervans and discover a breach of the regulations they will enforce when necessary and ask occupiers to return home.

Cornwall Council has not been given any legal powers under the Coronavirus emergency laws to ask people to leave their second homes.

The Government has produced guidance on business closures for further reference. However, if you require additional advice please do not hesitate to contact the Council’s Business Support Hub at businessadvice@cornwall.gov.uk.

 

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