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Breckland Council leaders praise Covid-safe scheme response




District council leaders have praised the response of businesses to their Covid-safe accreditation programme.

More than 80 firms have so far been recognised by the Breckland Council project for their efforts to keep staff and customers safe from the virus, including 17 in Swaffham alone.

Officials assess applicant businesses for the range of protections being offered against coronavirus, including the use of hand sanitiser, screens and one-way systems.

Breckland Council leader Sam Chapman-Allen, left, has praised the response to its Covid safety campaign (47672578)
Breckland Council leader Sam Chapman-Allen, left, has praised the response to its Covid safety campaign (47672578)

Council leader Sam Chapman-Allen said: "I'm really pleased that businesses from across Breckland are continuing to sign up to our Covid Safe Scheme.

"We know business owners have been working incredibly hard to welcome customers back in as safe a way as possible, and we wanted to recognise and reward that effort.

“I’d urge all Breckland businesses to sign up to the scheme and benefit from getting accredited.

"You can let us know what safety measures you’ve put in place and at the same time reassure your customers they can visit your business with confidence.

“As our residents continue to return to our high streets, I hope they’ll be looking out for a Covid Safe Scheme sticker whenever they visit a local business. So display yours proudly: you’ve earned it.”

The full list of accredited businesses can be found at www.breckland.gov.uk/Covid-Safe-Scheme.



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