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Moor Park pub implementing additional measures after breaking Covid-19 guidelines

Posted on - 31st July, 2020 - 9:10pm | Author - | Posted in - Food & Drink, Health, Plungington, Preston Council, Preston News, Pubs
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The Moor Park in Plungington is putting in additional safety measures after a complaint was filed against the pub for not adhering to Covid-19 guidelines.

Preston City Council has confirmed a complaint was received about the pub.

The Moor Park’s management has now put in additional Covid-19 protection measures in line with government guidance, following a visit from the council’s Environmental Health team.

This is the second time the pub has been accused of flouting lockdown measures after allowing people to drink in the pub whilst it was closed during the lockdown.

Read more: Police shut down illegal lock-in at Moor Park pub

Moor Park pub
The pub is putting in additional measures

Councillor Peter Moss, Deputy Leader of Preston City Council and Cabinet Member for Planning and Regulation, said: “Since the easing of lockdown restrictions we’re pleased to see many people returning to pubs and restaurants safely and sensibly.

“It is vital that everyone does their part to help tackle the virus by following guidelines and observing social distancing rules.

“Our teams are continuing to work proactively with pubs and restaurants to ensure sufficient measures are in place to facilitate social distancing and protect customers.

Read More: Preston residents urged to help prevent a local lockdown

“While we have received a small number of complaints the overall response of pubs and restaurants has been very positive.

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“If any business owner is unsure on what measures need to be in place or would like advice and support I’d encourage them to get in touch with the Council via our website.

“Similarly if a member of the public is concerned about measures in place in any establishment they should also let the Council know so that the appropriate action can be taken.”

Read more: Here’s where you can ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ in August 

If you believe a business in the city is not adhering to the rules, you can notify Preston City Council using the coronavirus report form.

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