Council employs street marshals to help people feel safe during the pandemic

Wakefield Council has employed nine street marshals to support residents and businesses across the district to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

From 17th November, the street marshals will meet and greet business owners and members of the public, offering advice and general information as well as COVID specific information in the city and town centres.

They will also monitor compliance with COVID-19 regulations and point people in the direction of further advice and guidance if needed.

The street marshals will be recognisable by their high-visibility tabards and will be happy to answer any questions or address concerns that people might have about COVID-19 or in general about the district.

Denise Jeffery
Cllr Denise Jeffery

Cllr Denise Jeffery, Leader of Wakefield Council, said: “Our street marshals are here to help people feel safe as we all live with the new COVID-19 restrictions.

“They are there to offer help, guidance and reassurance – not just about coronavirus – but will answer any questions people might have or point you in the right direction for support.

“They are not there to enforce the rules, their job is to help everyone follow the national restrictions and to make our district safe and enjoyable so please be kind – now more than ever, we all have to look out for each other and a little kindness and tolerance goes a long way.”

For more information about how the Council is helping residents and businesses stay safe during the pandemic, visit www.wakefield.gov.uk/stayingsafe