COVID marshals will be a continued presence in Barnsley until March next year after the extension of their contract.
Barnsley Council deployed its first marshals in November as a way of taking pressure off of police and council officers.
They do not have formal enforcement powers, but are connected by radio to police and are tasked with supporting members of the public to follow guidelines.
“To support our response to the Covid-19 pandemic District Enforcement provide marshals and are also a resourcing service in relation to enforcement officers in the area councils,” said a council spokesperson.
“Covid-19 marshals already cover a wide range of duties and understand our local communities and response requirements.
“Marshals are already trained on key elements of relevant regulations and equipped to respond.”
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