New advisory Covid ‘marshals’ took to the streets of Buckinghamshire on Wednesday 2nd December 2020.
The Covid ‘marshals’ will offer guidance and support to local residents about the latest coronavirus Tier 2 rules and staying safe during the ongoing pandemic.
The new ‘marshals’ will initially focus on the main retail areas in Buckinghamshire, as all shops open again under the new Tier 2 restrictions.
Although the new team has no enforcement role, their advisory work supports the activities of Buckinghamshire Council’s Environmental Health and Trading Standards Officers who are providing more detailed additional help to local businesses, such as those selling food and drink, to make sure they know how to follow the latest rules and government guidance.
The Trading Standards and Environmental Health teams are also working jointly with the Police to help with general Covid safety awareness raising as well as in response to local concerns or enquiries.
Fred Wilson, Buckinghamshire Council Cabinet Member for Regulatory Services, said: ‘The scheme will provide advice and guidance at a busy time, just as retail is reopening following the national lockdown and when people are going back into shopping areas in the run up to Christmas.
We want to encourage people to come into our shopping areas again, and having a visible, reassuring advisory presence will be helpful to shoppers and businesses alike.‘
*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.