Seventeen hand sanitiser units have been installed across York city centre today (Tuesday).
Nine large tower units have been installed in city squares and major streets.
And eight smaller units are fixed to lampposts at the city’s main entrance points.
They are free to use 24 hours a day and will remain in place for as long as required according to public health advice.
The specially commissioned dispensers have been funded and supplied by the BID.
Comfortable and safe
Executive director of York BID Andrew Lowson said: “It is critical that people returning to the city centre feel comfortable and safe, and these units will enable everyone to practice good hygiene standards as they go about the city.”
He added: “We have realigned BID resources into the highest priority areas which will help businesses going forward, and are continuing to work with partners to plan longer term how we will assist in the recovery of the business community.”
The sanitiser stations are co-branded with the City of York Council message ‘Let’s Be York’ and will be monitored and regularly re-filled by the BID cleaning team.