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Brent Council install hand sanitiser stations across high streets

A total of 33 hand sanitiser stations have been installed across high streets in the London Borough of Brent to keep residents safe and minimise the spread of COVID-19.

The stations, which were proposed by the council’s Regeneration, Growth and Environmental Services Department, cost £10k to install and are placed in high streets and places with high footfall.

With the government’s Reopening High Streets Safely Fund (RHSS) being extended to March 2022, the council said they could remain in place until then and will consider if it is appropriate to provide them in more locations across the borough.

Despite the easing of lockdown measures, Brent Council is reminding residents that the that the threat posed by Covid-19 has not gone away.

Residents are encouraged to use the hand sanitiser stations regularly and continue to following social distancing and public health guidelines while on the high streets and inside shops.

Commenting, Brent Council’s Operational Director for Regeneration, Growth and Employment, Alice Lester said: “We want to give our town centres, high streets, retailers, small businesses and markets across the borough the best chance possible of bouncing back as the lockdown restrictions are eased, but we must stay safe.

“These hand sanitiser stations across the borough, funded through the
ERDF [European Regional Development Fund] and is part of the government’s Reopening High Streets Safely Fund, will help residents and businesses to practise Covid secure interactions as people return to Brent high streets.

“Our Shop Safe, Shop Local campaign is aimed at encouraging businesses and shoppers alike to do their bit to stop further spread of the virus, avoid a third wave, help our businesses to bounce back and for life to return as much as possible back to normal.”

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