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Coronavirus: Disease Control

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 28, tabled on 11 May 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to discontinue funding for the provision of covid marshals.

Answered on

18 May 2021

Government is working closely with local partners to minimise risks arising from easing of restrictions at each stage of the roadmap. This may include managing the impacts of increased footfall on beaches and in tourist hotspots, as well as helping shops and businesses to operate in a COVID-secure way. COVID-19 Secure Marshals or their equivalents are employed by local authorities as a result of the £400 million funding from Government through the Contain Outbreak Management Fund, and have played an important role in meeting the challenges of the pandemic at the local level.

Government will continue to keep its response under review to ensure local areas are equipped to meet the demands of the pandemic.

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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government