Fylde Council has received funding from government to support the recruitment of 5 marshals who will help support people in the town centres to continue to adhere to the social distancing rules in place.

COVID marshals are being introduced by many councils across the country to ensure social distancing rules are followed. Prime Minister Boris Johnson told a press conference the marshals would “boost the local enforcement capacity” to help slow the spread of coronavirus.” The areas in which they can help include:

  • Undertaking walks within community settings in order to ensure that COVID 19 regulations are being observed and provide reassurance
  • Visiting premises and delivering COVID compliance advice positively, with patience and appropriate assertiveness; documenting any findings and highlighting any concerns to the Environmental Protection Team
  • Answering queries from residents and businesses regarding COVID 19 regulations and giving advice based on Frequently Asked Questions developed by the council