New marshals in Bedford to advise those not following Covid guidelines

They will talk to businesses and shoppers in the town

Friday, 23rd October 2020, 5:25 pm
Updated Friday, 23rd October 2020, 5:26 pm

The first Covid-19 marshals have taken to the streets in Bedford town centre, providing advice and information to shoppers and businesses.

The marshals - which have been funded by the Government - will identify and support businesses not following the guidelines - and, more importantly, escalate any concerns to Environmental Health, Public Health or the police where necessary.

Mayor Dave Hodgson said: “It’s vital that we all do everything we can to keep each other safe and reduce the spread of Covid-19. The new Covid-19 marshals have been set up to help keep our town centre safe, by providing advice and information to members of the public, shops and businesses.

Bedford town centre (Google)

“Our Environmental Health team have been out constantly visiting business, providing support, and ensuring that these Covid-19 secure guidelines are being followed, for all of our safety. These marshals will add to that, working with the public and businesses to educate and advise and make our town centre a safe and welcoming place to be.”