Extra Covid patrols at Memorial Park

February 16 2021
Extra Covid patrols at Memorial Park

Covid safety patrols are being stepped up at Keynsham Memorial Park over the school holiday week to reinforce lockdown guidance and encourage social distancing.

Bath and North East Somerset Council has more Covid safety officers out and about at busy locations throughout the district.

The officers work in teams of two to ensure people understand lockdown guidance around when it’s OK to leave home, keeping in family bubbles and that being outdoors is for exercise, not socialising.

Council leader Dine Romero said: “It’s a concern that certain locations have become busier in recent days.

“It’s especially important that families using our parks understand that this should be for exercise only and adhere to hands, face, space.

“The coronavirus guidance stipulates that we should all stay local, which means the village, town or part of the city we live in. We should not be travelling to visit other areas for exercise.

“The number of Covid cases is continuing to fall in Bath and North East Somerset which is reassuring. However we cannot afford to be complacent.”

Find all council updates on coronavirus and the latest guidance at https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/coronavirus