MORE Covid-19 marshals will be on the streets of Warrington when lockdown lifts on Wednesday.

Warrington, along with the Liverpool City Region, was one of only two local authorities in the country to be given a less severe tier by the government on Thursday.

Indeed, residents were praised by Prime Minister Boris Johnson for their efforts in driving down the infection rate.

Warrington Borough Council chief executive Steven Broomhead said business and residents had been in touch to say they were pleased Warrington was moving to tier 2.

Especially hospitality businesses and indoor entertainment venues which will be able to open from Wednesday.

Mr Broomhead said: "I think people feel assured with the news, there is some light at the end of the tunnel.

"People feel things are moving in the right direction - there is a sense of relief.

"There is still concern that the infection is still out there, and there should be no complacency."

As of Wednesday, more Covid marshals will be on the streets of town, both in the day and at night.

Mr Broomhead said they will help to give social distancing advice for shoppers, with the town centre expected to be busy in the run up to Christmas.

They will also work in the evenings to help with people going out for meals.

There is also concern some people may be tempted to travel to Warrington to go to a restaurant or pub if they live in a Tier 2 area.

Mr Broomhead also explained that the council and police will be putting more resources into enforcement on businesses breaking the rules.

The last option could be short term closures of businesses who breach Covid-secure rules.