Salisbury businesses are being urged to follow new track and trace measures or risk being fined.

From Thursday September 24, hospitality, close contact businesses and leisure venues will legally be required to log details of customers, visitors and staff to support NHS Test and Trace.

Failing to do so could result in a £1,000 fine, rising to £4,000 for repeat offenders which will be issued by Wiltshire Council.

Other Covid-secure legal requirements for businesses include not taking bookings of more than six people and ensuring sufficient space between tables (for restaurants, pubs, cafes and bars), collecting contact details of customers, visitors and staff and displaying a QR code poster to make it easier for people to check-in at different premises once the NHS Covid-19 app is rolled out nationally.

If customers choose to check-in using the QR code poster they do not need to log their details via other routes.

The businesses affected include the hospitality industry, including pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes; tourism and leisure, including gyms, swimming pools, hotels, museums, cinemas, zoos and theme parks; close contact services, including hairdressers and facilities provided by local authorities, including town halls and civic centres (for events), libraries and children’s centres.

More information on the guidance and advice HERE