Be Covid safe this Christmas

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We’re helping you stay safe this Christmas, say the Council and police, to residents enjoying the festive season.

The key message is to ‘have fun but please do it safely and responsibly’. We want residents to enjoy the season in as safe a way as possible, so Selby District Council officers are teaming up with police colleagues to work with restaurants and pubs to help everyone to be Covid safe this Christmas.

Working across multiple evenings, officers will carry out high visibility patrols in December visiting licensed premises to offer support and guidance to follow the Covid restrictions.

The operation, organised by the Safer Selby Community Partnership, will be supported by new Covid night marshals who have been recruited for the Christmas period by the Council.

Cllr David Buckle, Lead Executive member for Communities and Economic Development, said, “Our message to residents visiting restaurants and pubs is have fun but please do it safely. Remember to social distance, wash your hands and wear a face covering when necessary. Follow the guidance for tier 2 and enjoy Christmas responsibly.”

Martin Wedgwood, Police Inspector for the Selby district explained: “These action evenings will reassure residents that the rules are being followed and we’re working proactively with the businesses who have been done such good work to follow the Covid restrictions and operate safely. This is about working together so that everybody can enjoy a Covid safe Christmas.”