Owner And Customers Caught Fleeing Salon On CCTV
A salon owner and several of its customers have been handed fines after being caught on camera fleeing the hairdressers and breaching Covid-19 regulations:
Gwent Police had a report that Euphoria Tanning Hair and Beauty, in Cwmbran, Wales, was open on Saturday 16 January.
When they went to the salon, people were seen going through the front door, but when they requested to speak to them, nobody opened the door.
When they entered, they found evidence which showed the tanning beds had been used and that beauty treatments had happened.
They then found CCTV footage which showed eight people running from the salon after leaving through the fire exit. One can be seen with a towel round their shoulders.
The owner of the salon was given a £1,000 fixed penalty notice for breaking Welsh Government Covid restrictions.
Gwent Police said in a statement: "CCTV footage shows eight people running from the premise out of the fire exit.
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"As a result of our investigation, the business owner has received a fixed penalty notice for failure to close business / service premises not permitted to be open in Alert Level 4 area of Wales.
"Three customers have also received fixed penalty notices for attending the salon, with enquiries ongoing to identify the others present."
As reported by Wales Online, Torfaen Inspector Aled George said: " This was a blatant breach of Covid-19 regulations. Businesses who flout the regulations are behaving irresponsibly and putting the lives of their customers, staff and the wider community at risk.
"As this incident shows, we - together with our partners from Torfaen Council - will take action to keep the public safe. We will continue to take enforcement action against businesses and the public who breach Covid regulations.
"We understand this is a really difficult time for our communities, the majority of businesses and residents, are doing the right thing by adhering to Welsh Government regulations and we would like to thank them for their support.
"Coronavirus levels remain high across much of Gwent, and by following Welsh Government regulations we're all saving lives and protecting the NHS.
"We will continue to engage, explain and encourage our communities to work together with us to keep everyone safe. Everyone has a part to play in stopping the spread of this virus."
Overall, Wales has had 4,610 deaths as a result of Covid-19, while the UK death toll now stands at more than 102,000.
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