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Plea for public to adhere to social distancing rules around NBBC staff

Published on Tuesday, 26th May 2020

There have been an increasing number of incidents with members of the public approaching NBBC staff and disregarding the social distancing guidelines, in particular the waste collection crews.

This puts not only the members of our crews and their families at risk, but also the individuals approaching them at risk. In light of this, these incidents will be reported to Warwickshire Police.

We would like to ask that residents refrain from approaching any members of our waste collection crews, or indeed any Borough Council employees or associates and obey the social distancing guidelines that are still in place, in order to keep all parties safe.

The guidelines state that you should keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible) please visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus for all the latest guidance.

Cllr Jill Sheppard, Portfolio Holder for Central Services and Refuse said:

“We are sending out this plea to residents as we have seen an increase in incidents like this in recent weeks. The safety of our staff and residents is of utmost priority and we need to do all we can to maintain it. Social distancing guidelines are still in place and we ask that our residents follow these guidelines and not approach our staff.”

Stay alert

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.