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COVID-19 ambassadors to help protect our borough

COVID ambassadors

We have recruited a team of COVID-19 ambassadors to help reduce the spread of the virus in Bracknell Forest over the next few months.

This new role has been created to help control infection rates in the borough, with the ambassadors providing helpful support and guidance to the public. Based mainly in Bracknell town centre, they will be visiting other popular locations as and when required.

They will offer a wide range of COVID support services such as:

  • signposting members of the public and businesses to government guidance
  • cleaning touch points
  • directing pedestrians and managing pedestrian one-way systems
  • monitoring effectiveness of outdoor COVID-19 signage
  • guiding pedestrians through exit and entry points
  • checking and promoting visibility of COVID-19 secure messaging
  • advising businesses on one-way systems and social distancing in queues
  • helping to prevent mixing between groups outside eating and drinking establishments
  • encouraging social distancing in busy night-life areas
  • making enforcement officers aware of any issues

The new ambassadors are now in position, ready to help manage the move from the national restrictions to tier 2 ‘high’ risk and help keep people safe in the run up to Christmas.

Cllr Paul Bettison OBE, Chairman of the Local Outbreak Engagement Board said:

"I am very proud of the way that Bracknell Forest has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. The majority of our residents have complied with the changing rules and we have managed to keep our rates of infections relatively low. However, as we enter winter we must refocus and work hard to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe.

“These COVID ambassadors will help to guide the public to make sure that we follow the rules and protect our borough. They’re also there to provide help, so if you want advice on COVID-19 and how to keep yourself safe please do ask them.”