Environmental Health Officers from all over the county and Northamptonshire Police have been out in force in Corby this week as part of Corby Borough Council and Public Health’s ongoing work to stop the spread of Coronavirus.
Officers have already attended a number of warehouse/logistics premises, larger supermarkets and other retail premises, and will continue to do so for the remainder of the week. The teams will be engaging with workers and shoppers, cracking down on those not complying with government requirements to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces and offer guidance where car sharing is unavoidable.
Officers have also been showing a presence at Weldon Pocket Park and East Carlton Country Park ensuring that rules around social distancing and mixing of bubbles/ households are being adhered to. Fixed Penalty Notices have been issued where necessary and guidance reinforced.
Patrols of Environmental Health Officers, Police Officers and Northants County Council Covid Marshalls will be out and about for the remainder of this week, including throughout the weekend.
Leader of Corby Borough Council, Cllr Tom Beattie, said:
“It’s great to see that figures in Corby are moving in the right direction, but it is vital that we all continue to do our bit to stop the spread of the virus.
“Thank you to the patrols who are out and about this week engaging with public about the importance of the current rules. Please continue to wear your face covering, and ensure that this is placed over both your nose and mouth, avoid car sharing where possible and follow the guidance surrounding this when it is unavoidable.
“We understand that with Mother’s Day being this Sunday, it will be tempting for families to get together, but we are urging all residents to please stick to the rules – we are in the final stretch and everyone’s contributions will help hugely in bringing us out of lockdown with the rest of the country.”