A nationwide survey strongly suggests that all traffic wardens and parking enforcement officers should immediately enter into self-isolation.
For the safety of the public and themselves, it is advised that any person with a job that is to distribute parking tickets should go home and self-isolate for an indefinite period of time.
A national waste company BusinessWaste.co.uk who runs critical waste collection trucks all over the UK conducted the survey asking if parking wardens and parking enforcement officers should stay at home.
– 99% said yes
BusinessWaste.co.uk spokesperson Mark Hall said “At a time where we are urged to practice social distancing, it seems ludicrous that we still have public council employees walking around and interacting with anyone and everyone that comes their way. This is not a key service and they could be aiding the spread of COVID-19 to literally 1000s of people.”
“As a nation are reliant on transport be it delivery drivers, waste collection operatives and of course the fearless and amazing NHS workers to keep the country going and the last thing they need is a face to face with a parking warden over a parking ticket, be it from parking outside a shop after a 12-hour shift or in a hospital car park which may lead to a totally unnecessary confrontation which could infect a keyworker”
“Let’s think about this for a second, the only vehicles on the road at the moment are that who belongs to key workers who moral we need. The local councils are hurting the ones we rely on the most and it needs to stop now.”
Social distancing guidelines
Social distancing measures are steps you can take to reduce the social interaction between people. This will help reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Avoid contact with someone who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). These symptoms include high temperature and/or new and continuous cough
Avoid non-essential use of public transport, varying your travel times to avoid rush hour, when possible
Work from home, where possible. Your employer should support you to do this.
Avoid large gatherings, and gatherings in smaller public spaces such as pubs, cinemas, restaurants, theatres, bars, clubs
Avoid gatherings with friends and family. Keep in touch using remote technology such as phone, internet, and social media
Use telephone or online services to contact your GP or other essential services
Waste collections during this period
It’s very important to stop the spread of the virus, that includes going to extra lengths when putting out your bin.
BusinessWaste.co.uk’ s Mark hall said “I can assure you that your recycling and refuse collection staff are working as normal and there will be no disruption to waste collections. We understand that refuse collection is a high priority service and we will do everything possible to keep it going whatever the circumstances.”
“We fully understand the need to increased public health during this period and we are aware If waste is not collected, we will have consequences like increased risk of pests, fires or the spreading of other diseases. This is a situation we must work actively to avoid.”
“For the safety of our bin collectors, we do advise that extra precautions are taken when disposing of your rubbish. Wherever it is possible please make sure that your waste is disposed of in sealed bags and that your lid is firmly closed.”
For people suffering from symptoms associated with coronavirus (COVID-19) or self-isolating at home, there are Public Health England guidelines regarding the disposal of waste.
“This includes sealing personal waste such as tissues and disposable cleaning cloths in smaller plastic bags and storing them for 72 hours before putting them in a black bag which goes in the general waste bin.”
Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.
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