COVID-19 marshals to help keep Hillingdon safe
Thursday 19 November: Hillingdon Council is introducing COVID-19 marshals this week as part of its ongoing efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus and remind residents how they can keep themselves and each other safe.
The marshals will visit areas across the borough from Thursday 19 November to help drive down infection rates by raising awareness of the national restrictions in place. They will also be explaining how the public should comply with COVID-19 public health measures such as social distancing, using face coverings and hand washing.
Marshals will be directing pedestrians through one-way systems and ensuring properly spaced queues. In addition, they will be handing out pocket-sized hand sanitisers and face coverings and printed handouts containing more information as required. They will also be ensuring local businesses are operating safely and reporting any issues back to the council's food health and safety team for further investigation.
Cllr Sir Ray Puddifoot, Leader of Hillingdon Council, said: "Our COVID-19 marshals will be a visible and reassuring presence for residents and businesses, listening to people's concerns and providing gentle reminders when necessary.
"Rates are still high and I urge residents to stay vigilant and to continue to follow the measures in place to protect our communities."