Trafford Council employs Covid 19 Information Officers to help local businesses

Trafford Council has employed two new Covid 19 Information Officers to help retail and hospitality businesses re-open safely to customers.

The officers will work alongside other Council services and key local partners to provide advice and support directly to businesses in Altrincham, Sale, Stretford, Urmston and Partington.

Funded by the European Regional Development Fund, through the government’s Reopening High Streets Safely initiative, the Officers will support businesses to ensure social distancing measures are maintained during the phased release from lockdown.

The Officers will work pro-actively with businesses to provide them with up to date advice and information so they can meet government guidelines to keep their staff and customers safe. They have no enforcement powers but can advise the Council and police on any breaches of social distancing and where necessary report ongoing problems for further intervention.

Cllr James Wright, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Housing and Regeneration, said:

Trafford Council has helped to support all our local shops and businesses to open safely following the easing of lockdown. We are proud of the work we have carried out and delighted that the re-openings are gathering momentum.

The Information Officers will continue this good work by being out there on the ground and ensuring our retail and hospitality businesses continue to receive the support they need to open and trade safely. They will be of tremendous support to our pubs, bars, shops and restaurants.”

Posted on Thursday 16th July 2020