ALARM was raised after two council workers were spotted not practicing safe social distancing.

The photo was taken in Denbigh by a reader, who has asked not to be named, on the roundabout off Whitchurch road.

The two workers from Denbighshire County Council were seen cleaning bollards.

It was alleged they were working close to each other for some time and not adhering to the strict social distancing measures in place - to stay more than two metres from others.

The eye-witness said: “I think it’s disgraceful how there are more important jobs to be done across Denbighshire. Wiping down bollards isn’t one of them.

“The fact they are not using the social distancing whilst working puts more people at risk across the county.”

A spokesman for Denbighshire County Council said: “Following the updated statement from the Prime Minister on Monday, March 23 and the more stringent measures around social distancing, this message has been reinforced with staff.

“Staff should avoid close working wherever possible, and any non-essential work that requires close contact between workers should not be carried out.

“However, there will be situations where it is not possible, or safe, for workers to distance themselves from each other by two metres.”

Social distancing measures have been put in place to help reduce the transmission of coronavirus (Covid-19). Everyone should be trying to follow the measures as much as is practicable, states the UK Government.

On Wednesday, March 25, Public Health Wales confirmed there were 150 new positive cases for Novel Coronavirus in Wales, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 628, although the true number of cases is likely to be higher. There has been 22 deaths.

To reduce the spread of infection, measures have been introduced including: For people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes; the closure of non-essential shops and community spaces and halting all gatherings of more than two people in public.

When leaving the house, people have been asked to minimise time spent outside and to ensure they are two metres apart from anyone outside their household.