THE Public Protect Partnership which covers Bracknell, Wokingham and West Berkshire has only fined one business for breaching the coronavirus restrictions.

The owners of BBQ King Kebab Van, in Reading Road, were hit with a £1,000 fine on October 21 after they were caught breaking the 10pm curfew for the second time.

But the partnership says no other companies have been fined for breaching the restrictions since then.

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Wokingham Borough Council has introduced Covid marshals, who work with people and businesses to explain the rules and flag infringements, but the Public Protect Partnership has the power to issue fines.

It works with around 10,000 businesses across Bracknell, Wokingham and West Berkshire to enforce the restrictions.

Thames Valley Police is tasked with fining people who are caught flouting the rules, which are set out in the Coronavirus Act 2020.

Non-essential shops, hospitality venues, leisure and sports facilities, entertainment venues and hotels have all been forced to close during the four-week national lockdown.

However, most will be allowed to reopen when the lockdown ends and England returns to the three-tier restriction system on December 2.

The government will impose Tier 2 (high alert) restrictions on Bracknell, Wokingham and West Berkshire, but they will be reviewed after two weeks.

The owners of BBQ King Kebab Van have been approached for a comment.