Brentwood Borough Council is warning businesses they will be fined if they breach lockdown restrictions.
A statement from the council reads: “There is concern that there are still some businesses and individuals that are continuing to operate in breach of the regulations and guidance, particularly with those that are providing mobile personal care services, such as hairdressing or beauty treatments in other people’s homes.
“The provision of those services must stop in the same way as required to in a commercial premises and enforcement action will be taken against anyone that is continuing to trade with fines starting at £1000.
“For trades people such as heating engineers, electricians etc, where it is necessary to work in other people’s homes, this is permitted, but must be done so in a COVID secure way.
“This has been brought in to stop the spread of the virus in Brentwood and is making progress, but we still need to protect the vulnerable from the infection and this unauthorised home based activity where people move from one home to then next is putting people at risk.
“The council will take action against businesses and individuals that break these rules.