Coronavirus UK: Hospitality firm is fined £1,000 for not displaying NHS Covid ...

A hospitality business has been fined £1,000 for not displaying a coronavirus QR code which people have to scan to check into the NHS Test and Trace app.

Two further Health and Safety Notices have been served by Gloucestershire County Council for businesses not having adequate 'Covid-secure' measures in place.

The firm which was handed the £1,000 fixed-penalty notice has not been named.

The council, through the Government's Test and Trace grant, has funded six new Compliance Officers — dubbed Covid marshals — who are tasked with enforcing coronavirus restrictions across the county including face coverings, the Rule of Six and social distancing.

Since the start of September, local environmental health officers 'have worked closely with more than 550 businesses in Gloucestershire to make sure they have the support they need to manage the risks linked to Covid-19'.

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, the council leader, said: 'It's a difficult time for us all and, in particular for our county businesses, who are all working hard to implement the crucial prevention measures — but it is important that we stick with it.

Cllr Mark Hawthorne's Gloucestershire County Council slapped the firm with the £1,000 fixed-penalty notice after snooping Covid marshals found the code had not been displayed

Cllr Mark Hawthorne's Gloucestershire County Council slapped the firm with the £1,000 fixed-penalty notice after snooping Covid marshals found the code had not been displayed

A Gloucestershire business has been fined £1,000 for not displaying a coronavirus QR code which people have to scan to check into the NHS Test and Trace app (pictured, Christopher Hammond, boss of Sukhothai Thai restaurant in Leeds, scans a QR code)

A Gloucestershire business has been fined £1,000 for not displaying a coronavirus QR code which people have to scan to check into the NHS Test and Trace app (pictured, Christopher Hammond, boss of Sukhothai Thai restaurant in Leeds, scans a QR code)

A Gloucestershire business has been fined £1,000 for not displaying a coronavirus QR code which people have to scan to check into the NHS Test and Trace app (pictured, a man scanning the QR code to enter the Arcadia Ale House pub in Leeds)

A Gloucestershire business has been fined £1,000 for not displaying a coronavirus QR code which people have to scan to check into the NHS Test and Trace app (pictured, a man scanning the QR code to enter the Arcadia Ale House pub in Leeds)

'Our environmental health officers are there to help businesses, to provide advice and guidance, but also to enforce the guidance, where there is no other choice.

'I want to thank our district enforcement teams for the work they are already doing to help slow the spread of the virus — and our local business community — keep it up.'

About £300,000 of the £2.2million Government grant has been used to fund the Covid marshals, one located within each district, to 'provide additional support to the local

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