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Why Are UK Councils Hiring an Army of New Covid Marshalls if Restrictions Are Due to End in June?

Councils in the UK are hiring COVID Marshalls to patrol streets from July until the end of 2023, despite the fact that all lockdown restrictions are supposed to end in June.

'A new army of Covid Marshals is being recruited for roles that could last until 2023 despite Government plans to lift all remaining restrictions on June 21. reports the Telegraph. 'Councils around the country are advertising jobs that do not begin until July – several days after the supposed freedom day.' Hertfordshire County Council is one such authority , which is 'offering a contract of up to £3 million to firms that can supply 60 marshals from July 1 until January 31 next year, The contract comes with a possible one-year extension, meaning marshals would still be patrolling until 2023,” states the report.

The Marshals will be tasked with ensuring 'compliance' and helping the public understand 'regulations and guidance. Which begs the question "What fuckin' regulations?' if restrictions are supposed to be terminated in 8 weeks time.

"We know that the virus is still circulating and will be for some time. We know from last year that numbers of infections can change rapidly, and Government are very clear that we should plan in case a third wave arises. It would be a dereliction of duty not to prepare for a third wave" said Jim McManus, director of public health for Hertfordshire County Council.

Critics have accused the government of wasting taxpayer money by allowing councils to use government grants to fund the program. “To start hiring people based on the situation we faced last year, before we had rolled out the vaccines, does seem to be a waste of public money,” said Mark Harper MP, Tory chairman of the Covid Recovery Group.

We are not surprised as we have already reported the UK Government have made detailed plans to 'neutralise' the roadmap, with Vaccine Passports, mask wearing and further lockdowns all being planned despite what is being said publicly.

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