CSS Ltd Covid Marshals advise and support members of the public and businesses on following social distancing rules. Whilst a marshal cannot enforce the rules, their conflict management and customer relations training greatly assists police and council officers who do have the powers to act.
Our Covid Marshals:
- Help businesses manage queues.
- Support social distancing in crowded public areas.
- Remind people to wear face coverings when necessary.
- Assist with regular cleaning of frequently touched surfaces.
What positives are taken from Marshals being deployed to the streets?
1. Having marshals patrolling town and cities heavily populated areas raises awareness for the protocols needed to combat the virus.
2. Shows support to the general public and local businesses who are faced with covid procedures and trading restrictions.
Social distancing clarification: -
- In England, if you can’t stay 2 meters away from others, you can stay 1 meter apart plus, by wearing a face covering to limit exposure.
- Marshals can only advise of said regulations yet are permitted to encourage the support of.
Applicable fines: -
- In England, it is £200 pounds for the first offence, doubling on each offence up to £6400 pounds. Fine values may vary.
Face Mask Guidance: -
- Face coverings reduce the spread of the virus droplets from coughs, sneezes and speaking.
- They should mainly be worn to protect other people, rather than yourself.
- When worn correctly, they should cover the nose and mouth, which are the main confirmed sources of transmission.
- They can help to reduce the spread of the virus from people who are contagious, including those who have no symptoms, or are yet to develop them.
- Face coverings must be worn when traveling on public transport, in shops, supermarkets and shopping centres.
- Wearing face coverings cannot be enforced by marshals yet is encouraged.
Face Masks Exceptions: -
- Children under 11 years of age.
- Those unable to put on or wear a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or disability.
- People for whom wearing or removing a face covering will cause severe distress.
- Anyone assisting someone who relies on lip reading to communicate.
You can remove your face mask if: -
- You need to eat, drink or take medication.
- A police officer or other official asks you to, or shop staff to verify your age.
- You are entering a shop to avoid harm, if you do not have a mask on you.