A CAMPAIGN to ensure people continue to shop safely once non-essential retailers re-open on Monday has been launched in Hambleton.

The ‘Discover Hambleton Safely’ campaign is aimed at reminding visitors of how to stay Covid safe whilst out and about.

New signage and posters to promote the campaign will be in place across Bedale, Northallerton, Stokesley, Thirsk, Easingwold and Great Ayton.

Social media graphics and posters will be available for local businesses to download from Hambleton District Council's website which can be used to advise customers on current Covid restrictions.

Council leader Mark Robson said: “We are delighted that once again our market towns will be filled with shoppers and visitors as we take another step closer to normality and recovery from the Covid crisis.

“It’s hard to put into words how challenging the last year has been for our businesses and Monday really is a milestone in terms of our economic recovery as a district.

“As our towns begin to open up again, it’s vital that we all continue to follow the rules around social distancing, regularly hand washing and wearing a face covering in enclosed spaces, so we can continue on the path to normality.

“My message is simple, from next week, please come and discover Hambleton and what we have to offer, but please do it safely.”