DENBIGHSHIRE County Council is reminding businesses and their customers about the importance of the Test, Trace, Protect strategy.

The strategy is key in controlling the spread of new outbreaks, particularly as public spaces start to re-open.

The strategy applies to hospitality businesses including pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes as well as tourism and leisure facilities, including theme parks, museums and cinemas, and close contact services including hairdressers, barbers, beauticians, tattooists, sports and massage therapists.

Cllr Mark Young said: “Certain businesses should now be collecting names and contact details of all customers and this is really important. We are asking customers to co-operate with the request. Along with social distancing and good hygiene, the Test, Trace, Protect strategy is key to helping to prevent a resurgence of COVID-19.

“Businesses have been working hard to ensure they are re-opening safely and we urge them to ensure these regulations are adhered to.”

Businesses are required to take the names of customers or visitors, or if it is a group of people, the name of one member of the group – the ‘lead member’ as well as a contact telephone number for each customer or visitor, or for the lead member of a group of people and the date of visit and arrival and departure time.

If you have recently been to one of these businesses and have not been asked for your contact name and number then the Council would like to know. Please email with the name of that business.