Our Environmental Health team has issued two separate Community Protection Warnings (CPWs) on two different mobile food van operators in the Yate area who have failed to heed government issued guidance ensuring those using their premises are protected against infection by COVID-19. This enforcement action follows a failure to comply with informal requests.
The CPWs require the operators to act on all guidance, take steps to ensure a distance of two metres is kept between individual customers and customers and staff, to prevent customers gathering by the mobile unit, to encourage contactless payment, and to ensure regular cleaning and disinfection of hand contact points and ensure regular hand washing.
The operators are required to engage with officers of the police and/or local authority in respect of the requirements and provide evidence of the steps they have taken to secure compliance, promptly when and if required to do so.
The warning remains in force until formal notification is given by the Government that it has suspended the emergency provisions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.