A RUGBY club in Powys will be reopening this weekend after making “significant improvements” following its closure by the local authority last month.

Builth Wells Rugby Club was ordered to shut by Powys County Council on October 15 after the public protection team served its first coronavirus closure notice. The council said a number of breaches had been observed at the club – including not complying with Covid-19 requirements regarding opening hours.

But the club, located on the town’s Market Street, announced via their Facebook page on Tuesday that they will reopen their doors on Friday, with the council confirming they had made improvements.

A PCC spokesperson said: “We can confirm that Builth Wells Rugby Club has made significant improvements to comply with the coronavirus regulations for them to re-open.”

That means the club will reopen just in time for a busy weekend of rugby, as the inaugural Autumn Nations Cup kicks off, with Wales taking on Ireland in Dublin on Friday at 7pm. The club will be open from 6pm.

Italy host Scotland and England welcome Georgia on Saturday with France v Fiji in Paris bringing the curtain down on the weekend’s action.

Following the lifting of the two-week Wales-wide lockdown on Monday, November 9, pubs, restaurants and cafes have been grateful re-opening premises across the nation this week, with newer restrictions in place.

Hospitality businesses are now required to put the following measures in place:

• Premises should be providing table service only

• All food and drink should be consumed at tables

• Physical distancing measures will be applied, such as tables being spaced out

• Limit to groups of up to four people (not including any children aged under 11) unless they are from a single household

• Face coverings must be worn other than when seated to eat or drink

• You will be asked to give contact details for purposes of tracing people in the event of an outbreak being linked to the venue

• There will be no live music and TV broadcasts will be kept at low volume

Any businesses in Powys unsure of their responsibilities are urged to check the Welsh Government website. Any business that requires further information or guidance can contact the council by email on trading.standards@powys.gov.uk.