MORE Covid advisers are coming to Redditch following an increase in funding as the borough battles to control Covid-19.
Since November 20, Covid advisers have pounded the pavements of Worcestershire reinforcing the key messages of social distancing and staying safe in the pandemic.
Initially funded by a government grant, their contract was first extended to April thanks to the county council and now with more cash going into the coffers five more advisers are being recruited.
Pauline Johnson, is one of the team covering Redditch.
She said: “There is so much information for people to digest, around what they can and can’t do and this changes regularly too.
“Our job is to remind people who have stopped to chat in a park in a large group, that they can’t do that and to help with social distancing.
“We also signpost businesses to where they can get more help and advice on how to operate safely and, as Redditch is so culturally diverse, can help point community leaders towards the translated materials they may need so we can keep everyone informed.”
Redditch Borough Council Leader Matt Dormer said on Thursday: “I have been deeply concerned about the rising number of Covid cases in Redditch and urge residents, community leaders and businesses to stick to the government guidance.
“While there is light at the end of the tunnel, it is dependent on the figures going down so we cannot be complacent and need to continue to work together to keep Redditch safe.”
There is more advice for residents and businesses, including where to get free tests and translated materials, at http://redditchbc.gov.uk/coronavirus