Covid marshals have started patrolling Gedling borough’s streets to help people adhere to social distancing

 Covid marshals have started patrolling Gedling borough’s streets to help people adhere to social distancing

PICTURED: Covid Marshalls in Arnold town centre (IMAGE: GBC)

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Gedling borough now has its very own Covid-secure marshals whose job it is to be on the lookout for people not following government guidance and social distancing rules.

Gedling Borough Council‘s Neighbourhood Wardens will be rotating their usual day-to-day roles with new Covid Marshal duties.

The marshals will be working across the boroughs high streets, parks and open spaces and will be on hand to support residents with enquires and concerns they may have.

Marshals will also be monitoring businesses to ensure track and trace QR codes are in place where applicable and that appropriate social distancing and health and safety regulations are being followed.

PICTURED: Leader of Gedling Borough Council, John Clarke, left, with new Covid marshals
PICTURED: A new Covid marshal van will be patrolling the streets

Gedling Borough is currently under the Tier 2 (High) Covid Level Alert – which means that there are a number of restrictions in place including that people must not socialise with anybody outside of their household or support bubble in any indoor setting.

The rule of six also applies to any gatherings outdoors including gardens or other spaces such as parks. 

Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke said: “It’s vital we play our part in keeping our borough safe and making sure we do everything we can to help stop the spread of this terrible virus.

“Our Covid Marshals are here to help support our residents and businesses and ensure everyone is following the current safety guidance.”

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