Norwich city council to wind down Covid patrols
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Norwich City Council will be stopping its Covid-19 support officers patrolling in the city by the end of this month.
The public-facing team will be stood down and the Norwich market stall it occupied will be closed.
The council will instead focus on enhancing its test-and-trace services.
The move comes as Covid restrictions continue to ease and people need less support with safety guidance.
Alan Waters, leader of Norwich City Council, said: “Our Covid-19 support officers have provided an invaluable service to the city, during what has been a challenging time.
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“They have worked hard to ensure everyone has remained as safe as possible and I thank each and every one of them for their considerable efforts in helping to protect Norwich."
The Covid-19 support officers started their role in October 2020, helping people throughout the city by encouraging social distancing, the use of face coverings and hand sanitiser.
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