June 5, 2020 3.29 pm This story is over 18 months old

Keep your distance, Lincoln council urges with street messages

Keep Lincoln Safe

Pavement stickers and posters have been placed around Lincoln High Street to remind people to stick to social distancing.

The precautions and messages have been put out by the City of Lincoln Council, Lincoln BIG and Lincolnshire Police, ahead of many retail stores reopening on June 15.

“Keep Lincoln Safe” is the council’s message. Photo: Daniel Jaines for The Lincolnite

So far, signage and floor stickers have been put up in the city, promoting the message of “Keep Lincoln Safe” as part of Lincoln’s Proud to be Open scheme.

Safety posters on Lincoln’s high street. Photo: Daniel Jaines for The Lincolnite

The city council will be announcing temporary parking price reductions to encourage commuters and shoppers back into Lincoln city centre.

Councillor Neil Murray, portfolio holder for economic growth at city of Lincoln council, said: “The reopening of the city is of upmost importance and we, alongside our partners, are working hard to get ready for the return of both residents and visitors to the high street.

Social distancing advice stickers can also be found on pavements. Photo: Ellis Karran for The Lincolnite

“We want to ensure Lincoln continues to be a safe place to visit and, together, we have implemented a number of ongoing measures to ensure visitors’ safety.

“These range from social distancing graphics on the pavements to regular, thorough cleaning of the city centre.”

These stickers can be found by junctions and crossings. Photo: Daniel Ionescu for The Lincolnite

Sarah Loftus, CEO at Lincoln BIG, said: “Lincoln is a great place to live, work, visit and invest in, and we want to ensure that the safety of all those in the city continues to be the priority.”

Also, Chief Inspector Phil Baker from Lincolnshire Police added: “The efforts of the communities of Lincoln have so far been exceptional in controlling the spread of COVID-19.

“As the city centre reopens we will be jointly patrolling with the other agencies to help shoppers stay alert by engaging, explaining and encouraging people to maintain the required social distance, and supporting the efforts in providing a safe environment in which people can shop.”

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