The Council's Public Health and Protection team is;continuing to monitor and take action where necessary to ensure that ALL businesses and premises comply with COVID-19 regulations (Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2020). This includes routine, weekly visits in addition to those that have been highlighted as not adhering to COVID-19 regulations. 
All Local Authorities in Wales were granted powers under the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 which came into force on 10 August 2020, to control, minimise and prevent the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

The Public Health and Protection team are currently carrying out a high number of enhanced inspection visits to premises across the County Borough and the vast majority of these businesses were successfully and safely, operating in line with Covid-19 guidelines.

Local Notices/Closures in Rhondda Cynon Taf

Under these regulations (Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2020) the Council has served the following notices on the below premises (GREEN COVID-19 Compliant, ORANGE Needs Improvement, RED Closed due to continued noncompliance)

Closure Notices (RED) have been served on the following premises across Rhondda Cynon Taf following continuous failures to comply with COVID-19 regulations, these may include, but are not limited to, lack of regulation of social distancing and provision of hand and cleaning sanitiser.

These businesses will now be granted 168 hours to correct the issues that have been highlighted or further enforcement action will be considered, including the option to issue further closure notices.

Improvement Notices (ORANGE) have been served on the following premises across Rhondda Cynon Taf following a number of failures to comply with COVID-19 regulations, these may include, but are not limited to, lack of regulation of social distancing and provision of hand and cleaning sanitiser.

These businesses will now be granted 48 hours to correct the issues that have been highlighted or further enforcement action will be considered, including the option to issue closure notices.

Termination Notices (GREEN) have now been served on the following premises as they were deemed fully compliant with COVID-19 regulations at the time of the follow up visit and have made the neccesary adjustments that were required:

  • Tesco - Green Park, Talbot Green, Pontyclun
  • Cafe 111, 111 Dunraven street Tonypandy
  • The Red Lounge, Treforest 
  • The Prince of Wales, Aberdare
  • Authentic Eight, Penrhiwceiber 
  • Down town Barbers, Pontypridd 
  • King Cutz, Broadway, Pontypridd 
  • Prince of Wales, Treorchy 
  • Gelli and Ystrad Comrades Club, Gelli Road 
  • The White Dragon, Treorchy 
  • Parc Hotel, Treorchy 
  • Thomastown social club, Tonyrefail
  • The Three horse, Porth 
  • Boars Head Hotel, Porth 
  • Queen Victoria, Cwmbach 
  • The Tynte Hotel, Abercynon 
  • The Rock, Aberaman 
  • Kath's Barbers, Mountain Ash 
  • Treforest Football Club, Treforest
  • The Pipework Bar, Pontyclun 
  • Haveli Indian Restaurant, Pontyclun
  • The Celtic Club, Pontypridd 
  • Xtreme Gym, Pontygwaith 
  • Rhydyfelin Sports Bar, Rhydyfelin
  • Grand Slam Grills, Mountain Ash 
  • Gareth Owen Rees Ltd, Aberdare 
  • The New INN, Tonpentre 
  • The Bush Hotel, Clydach, Tonypandy 
  • Prince of Wales - Treorchy
  • The Legion, Gilfach Goch 
  • Best Cutz Closure - Tonyrefail
  • M A Barbers - Aberdare 
  • River Hair Company. Taffs well 
  • Scott's Barbershop, Abercynon 
  • Golden Scissors Barbers, Aberdare
  • Blades of Gold, Tonypandy 
  • Back and Sides, Talbot Road, Talbot 
  • Infinity Fitness - Ferndale
  • One Inspiration Hair Beauty and Nail Centre, Aberdare
  • The Village Hair Co, Aberaman
  • Sam Webb Barbers, Llanharan
  • The Barbershop, Treforest  
  • The Mini Market, Mountain Ash
  • The Bush INN, Aberdare
  • Best Cutz, Tonyrefail 
  • The Whitcombe, Aberdare 
  • The Gloster Arms, Aberdare 
  • The Cambrian, Aberdare
  • The White Dragon, Treorchy
  • The Caffeine, Penygraig
  • Geeza, Pontypridd
  • KM, Pontypridd

If you have visited any of the premises listed above and are symptomatic you advised to:

The public are reminded that the regulations are there for their protection and if they feel a business, area or premises are not complying, they should not enter or participate in the activity – we all have a personal responsibility to control the spread and help Keep Wales Safe.  

Residents are also reminded that as part of the Test, Trace, Protect service if you are symptomatic and receive a positive test result you should self-isolate and remain at home for at least 10 days and anyone you have been in contact with should self-isolate for 10 days even if they feel well or receive a negative test.

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