SHROPSHIRE Council is urging cafes, pub, bars and restaurants to ensure they obtain customer contact details in accordance with the current Covid-19 restriction controls.

Hospitality businesses will have welcomed the relaxation of the Covid-19 restrictions that now allow customers to eat and drink indoors, whilst also being able to continue to provide outdoor space for this purpose.

Recent reports received and the outcome of monitoring visits undertaken across the county by Council officers has highlighted serious concerns that not all businesses are collecting the necessary customer contact details.

It is essential that hospitality businesses obtain and retain customer contact details. This is a critical measure to help contain the spread of Covid-19 by enabling NHS Test and Trace to identify and warn customers who may have been exposed to Covid-19, which in turn allows those customers to take steps to reduce transmission within family, friends and others.