Responding to the announcement of £30m for councils to support enforcement and compliance with COVID-19 restrictions, Cllr Dan Humphreys, District Councils’ Network lead member for enhancing quality of life, said:

“We are pleased the Government has announced additional funding for councils to help ensure people and businesses comply with coronavirus rules.

“The announcement recognises the key role of districts in shaping the places in which we all live, work and play, such as in revitalising high-streets, in licensing cafes, pubs and restaurants, and in creating safe spaces and places through our local environmental health teams.

“With local government on the frontline fighting this crisis, this has shown once again that local often works best. Districts continue to deliver for our partners, businesses and the community, working together to beat this virus and help the country bounce back.”