We have employed 16 new COVID-19 stewards to support businesses and the public in increasing understanding of COVID-19 public health measures, such as social distancing, wearing face coverings in appropriate settings and hand washing.
The stewards will undertake patrols across Central Bedfordshire to engage, explain and encourage best practice and promote the national guidance. They will also be gathering intelligence and information on potential COVID-19 regulation breaches and will feedback to the relevant Council officers to support further investigation and possible enforcement. They will also report incidents to Bedfordshire Police.
The new stewards, who will work from 9am to 9pm seven days a week, will be undertaking visits in Biggleswade, Sandy, Leighton Buzzard, Dunstable, Ampthill, Flitwick, Shefford and Houghton Regis. They will be wearing video cameras on their bodies and high visibility jackets to identify them as Council COVID-19 stewards.
Anyone who has concerns about businesses not complying with the measures set out, should email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘COVID Business Compliance’. Reports will then be investigated by the appropriately delegated officers.