Shock at lack of social distancing outside Coyote Ugly bar

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A Cardiff nightclub has insisted it is following coronavirus rules despite video footage appearing to show crowds of people gathering outside.

Ian Cottrell, who recorded the video at about 00:30 BST on Saturday, said he was “shocked” at the lack of social distancing outside the Coyote Ugly bar.

The nightclub in the city centre’s St Mary Street said it turns away any large groups.

Cardiff council has been asked to comment.

Mr Cottrell was walking down lower St Mary Street after midnight when he saw the crowds.

He asked police officers nearby why they were not taking action but Mr Cottrell said he was told it was a matter for the establishment to comply with coronavirus guidelines.

After posting the video on social media, he said: “I was very shocked to see it, with the lack of social distancing.”

Among those to agree was Aled Roberts, who posted: “It’s no wonder cases are on the rise. Public need to take responsibility but more action should also be taken against premises who don’t enforce social distancing.”

Another, Samantha Carpenter, added: “Simply disgusted and horrified that this is allowed to go on. Any hotspot at risk of making things worse need educating or closing down.”

Coyote Ugly said it is “very careful” to comply with all the rules.

Source: BBC News

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