Fines have been issued for ‘blatant’ COVID-19 breaches at a popular Chester restaurant.
Officers attended The Yard on City Road in Chester on Saturday (March 20) following reports of a coronavirus breach.
When officers arrived at the popular Italian restaurant, they found seven men inside.
All were issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) for what Cheshire Police called a ‘blatant breach’ of restrictions.
Kingdom Thenga, owner of The Yard, said they ‘hold their hands up’ to the mistake and that they had allowed those involved to ‘have a beer’ whilst waiting for their takeaway.
A spokesperson for Cheshire Police said: “As part of regular coronavirus patrols with local partners, officers attended a licensed premises in Chester on Saturday, March 20 following reports of a coronavirus breach.
“On arrival at the premises, seven men were found inside.
“All were issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) for a blatant breach of restrictions . ”
In response to the incident, Kingdom Thenga said they ‘hold their hands up’ to the mistake.
Kingdom said: “We hold our hands up and we made a mistake in allowing one of the members of staff family and guests to have a beer whilst waiting for their takeaway, of which it’s a breach.
“We been made aware of this and will ensure we keep our guard up till we are able to reopen again.”
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