FOUR West Dunbartonshire businesses were handed written warnings for not adhering to the strict Covid guidelines, according to the council.

Officers from West Dunbartonshire Council (WDC) responded to more than 1,500 Covid-19 enquiries over the course of the pandemic, according to the council.

Environmental health and trading standards officers received 538 enquiries from shops, restaurants and pubs as well as 300 requests for advice from businesses looking to keep customers safe.

Officers provided 528 interactions with businesses through visits and communications with 140 follow - up visits required.

According to WDC, this resulted in four premises being given a written warning for not adhering to the guidelines.

Licensing officers carried out 924 visits to licensed premises including pubs, restaurants and hotels to offer advice and ensure they were complying with Covid regulations and guidance and businesses have in place the necessary measures to keep their staff and their customers safe.