West Bridgford bar closed for COVID-19 breach that saw groups mix and prompt positive cases
A West Bridgford bar which had previously been fined on three occasions for breaking COVID-19 rules has been closed until further notice for a further breach that saw customers mix in groups, not socially distance and seven individuals later record positive cases.
We have worked with Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottinghamshire Police to close the doors of Zinc on Central Avenue in the town today (October 9) having allowed multiple groups to congregate on the premises, just a day after its latest fine on September 25.
It continued to receive complaints from concerned members of the public which was confirmed after officers from the Council’s Environmental Health Team witnessed CCTV of customers entering the premises in large groups and being unchallenged by the business.
People were also seen freely mixing between groups and shaking hands. Seven members of one of the groups later tested positive for Coronavirus.
It prompted us to seek immediate closure of the premises for a month for the serious and imminent risk to health the business was posing and continued evidence of non-compliance with the regulations.
It was also handed a £2,000 fine and its operation as a business will now be reviewed on a weekly basis.