TWO local pubs have been closed over the weekend following checks by Dyfed-Powys police and council officers.

It follows a patrol to check whether licensed premises were following coronavirus regulations.

Llandybie social club and the Cross Keys in Glanamman were each served with a 14-day closure notice.

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Under the Welsh Government's rules, local authorities have the power to close businesses which fail to comply with Covid-19 safety guidelines, including social distancing and correct hygiene measures.

The ruling also gives councils the ability to issue both improvement notices, which require them to take action within a set time frame, to take action to revoke venues' licences, or to issue closure notices, which require businesses to close for up to 14 days at a time.

A police spokesman said: “Unfortunately two premises fell short of what was expected and closed for 14 days.

“It is important that we continue to patrol and offer help to premises and ensure they comply with Covid-19 regulations.

“As a community we need to ensure we continue to do everything we can to protect ourselves and others.”

However, the police said it was pleased to see many businesses are enforcing strict Covid regulations and operating well to provide a safe environment for their customers.