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Coronavirus - business closures

Guidance for Businesses and Customers

As a result of further rising infection rates during the current COVID 19 pandemic, the Government has put in place a further lockdown period from Thursday 5 November 2020 to Wednesday 2 December 2020 and further legislation requiring certain businesses and other venues across England to close for trade.

Legislation.gov.uk: The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Englans) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 - Statutory Instruments 2020 No. 1200

Current details of business closure restrictions can be found on GOV.UK: Guidance Closing certain businesses and venues in England

Further guidance and links to financial and business support information is available on Coronavirus business support.

Public Information

Wiltshire Council monitor compliance with these regulations, with police support provided if appropriate. Businesses that breach them may be subject to prohibition notices, and potentially unlimited fines. As a further measure, and if needed, businesses that fail to comply could also face the loss of their alcohol licence.

If you have information about a Wiltshire business which you believe is failing to comply with any mandatory closure requirement, please report it to the council with details of the business name and address and details of the activities giving rise to concern  by email to publicprotectionwest@wiltshire.gov.uk.

We will treat all reports in confidence but we must request that you provide your name and contact details for us please. Our Council switchboard is understandably very busy so please can we also ask you to avoid telephoning this information through to us.