Warning over bogus Covid marshalls in North East Lincolnshire

Increase in local Covid-19 cases

Warning over bogus Covid marshalls in North East Lincolnshire

The public in North East Lincolnshire are being warned to be vigilant during the coronvirus pandemic after reports of people falsely claiming to be Covid marshalls.

North East Lincolnshire Council is warning local people and businesses to be cautious if they are approached by people appearing to be local authority officials.

A spokesperson said: “There have been reports of people claiming to be council Covid marshalls approaching members of the public and knocking on people’s doors.

“An official council officer will always produce official identification with a photograph, the NELC logo and details of the officer’s role.”

Covid support assistants are operating within the area, however they are not enforcement officers and do not issue fines or penalty notices. They give advice and encourage people to act responsibly, wear face coverings and respect measures in place.

If you are a business, traders can obtain free guidance from the council to make sure their business is Covid-secure by submitting a request via the council’s website at

The council will never ask for a fee for COVID-19 advice. Businesses can print a COVID Secure certificate for free at

The council has created a range of printed materials including posters and vinyl floor stickers that are free for businesses to use. There is also a digital toolkit with further electronic resources to use. The materials can be downloaded from

People can use the ‘report it’ form at to tell us about businesses that are not following the Covid-19 secure guidelines.

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