NEW social distancing markers have been stencilled onto pavements in Sedgemoor ahead of the end of the second national lockdown on Wednesday (December 2).

Staff from Sedgemoor District Council’s Parks Team have been out and about across the district over the last few weeks stencilling reminders on pavements and putting signs on bollards in parks to remind people of social distancing.

A spokesperson for Sedgemoor District Council, said: "The newly appointed Covid wardens - who are shared across the four districts – have been in post for a couple of weeks now.

"Businesses and the general public have welcomed their presence and their help and advice; they are recognisable via their pale blue waterproof coats with COVID Warden clearly marked on the back and carry masks and sanitizers to hand out if necessary.

"The new, public-facing wardens will complement staff in the district councils already specifically tasked with Covid-safety duties.

"Working behind the scenes, these teams are dedicated to keeping up with the latest Covid-19 related guidance, legislation and working practices, as well as responding to queries from businesses and members of the public across the District, providing advice and guidance in relation to pandemic related guidance and legislation including the Business & Planning Act 2020 and the most up to date version of the Health Protection Regulations."

With shops re-opening across the district, the council is reminding shoppers that it’s 'Small Business Saturday' on December 5 and is encouraging people to buy their Christmas presents in their town or village and support local businesses. For more details click here .