Corby Borough Council and Town Centre Businesses Keeping Customers Safer with Contactless Keyring

Release Date: 
Monday, October 26, 2020 - 16:30

Corby Borough Council’s Safer Corby Team have joined forces with Lloyds Bank and Bewiched Coffee to help distribute a product that will help to keep their customers safer during the current Covid-19 pandemic.

The team have funded 250 contactless keyrings, to help individuals minimise their contact with surfaces that may be touched frequently by others. The keyrings have a flat stylus tip which can be used to touch keypads or turn light switches on and off and the product also has a handy hook to help open door handles. The keyrings have been treated with an anti-microbial substance which helps significantly reduce the spread of germs on the actual keyring itself and comes with the Safer Corby Team contact details printed on them.

Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Housing & Neighbourhood Services said:

 ‘This is a great way for Corby Council to provide a bit of extra reassurance for residents and help them to stay safe through what is an extremely difficult and uncertain time for us all.’

David Renshaw, Senior Bank Manager at Lloyds Bank Corby branch said:

 ‘Lloyds Bank in Corby is really pleased to support this initiative with Corby Borough Council and work together to help keep our customers safe during these times.  The keyrings give customers the ability to enter PIN numbers on the cashpoints or on point of sale terminals without the customer having to physically touch it with their fingers.  This will help reduce the risk of contamination on these heavily used surfaces.’

The keyrings will be handed out to all customers visiting Lloyds and Bewiched free of charge from 19 October.

To find out more about the work of the Safer Corby Team and the services they provide, visit the Safer Corby Twitter feed or Facebook site.

More Information: 

For press enquiries please contact: Megan Gourlay, Corby Borough Council

Telephone: 01536 464022 Mobile: 07568 590 324

Email megan.gourlay@corby.gov.uk

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