Burnley bar closed for not following COVID regulations

A Burnley bar is to be closed from tonight.

Friday, 11th September 2020, 6:22 pm
Updated Friday, 11th September 2020, 6:28 pm
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Harvey's in Cow Lane has been closed due to not following coronavirus regulations.

Dr Sakthi Karunanithi, director of public health for Lancashire County Council, said: "Following public health concerns, we have issued the pub witha Direction under the Coronavirus Regulations, which means it cannot currently open.

"Whilst the majority of our pubs and restaurants are acting responsibly, it was disappointing to see lack of social distancing being maintained to keep customers safe at this pub.

"It is important we take measures such as this to ensure there isn't an increase in cases which could subsequently trigger a wide economic lock down.

"I urge every business to play their part to protect our communities from a second wave by strictly following COVID safe.

A Burnley Council spokesman said: "We've worked with partners such as the police and county council to deal with this issue. We take protecting the health and safety of members of the public seriously and that must always be the priority. We will continue to work with the licensing trade in our borough to offer help and support through the pandemic."