Every action counts as we all work together to protect each other from the spread of coronavirus – and in Staffordshire Moorlands and High Peak our RSMS Covid Ambassadors are playing a key role in supporting local businesses to ensure they are operating safely.
Since the end of November the Ambassadors, employed by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council and its Alliance partner High Peak Borough Council to cover both areas, have carried out over 450 inspection visits with 90% of businesses visited showing high levels of compliance.
Council Leader, Councillor Sybil Ralphs, said: “It’s really great that we’ve seen such high levels of compliance with the guidelines and requirements that are in place to keep us all safe and I’d like to thank residents and businesses for their ongoing commitment to following the rules.
“These results show the fantastic response from local businesses who have been at the forefront of managing the impacts of the health pandemic and I commend them for all the work they have done and continue to do keep everyone safe.
“They are being supported by our Ambassadors who are a key part of our collective efforts and are doing a great job in assisting local businesses to ensure they are operating in a Covid secure manner.
“Their role is particularly important at this time because, even though we are in lockdown, the virus is still very much circulating in our communities so it’s critical that we all do what we can to try and slow and stop it spreading.”
As well as working closely with businesses, the Ambassadors can advise members of the public with any concerns they may have about breaches. Members of the public can report any concerns via the Council’s website: www.staffsmoorlands.gov.uk/ContactEnvironmentalHealth
The number of people testing positive remains at very high levels across the country so it’s more important than ever that we all stick to the rules to keep ourselves and those we love safe.
RSMS has the capability to deploy teams of Covid Ambassadors drawn from policing, community safety and warden backgrounds. Our Ambassadors deliver a professional, smart, high-visibility patrolling presence; in order to ensure the safety of local residents and businesses, and that the latest government guidance is being followed.
If you wish to find out more about how RSMS can supply Covid Ambassadors into your local authority, please get in touch with us today http://www.rsms.ltd/contact/