A number of readers have contacted the Peterborough Telegraph asking why ice cream vans have been seen in the city over the past few weeks.
A spokesman for Peterborough City Council said: “These traders are acting in a take away capacity and are therefore currently permitted to trade under the new regulations.
“We have encouraged all of these traders to practice all of the government guidance with regards to social distancing, etc that are currently found in supermarkets.
“We are also encouraging all of the traders to diversify their goods for sale and offer essential goods (toilet rolls, tinned goods, etc) to support vulnerable people who cannot reach the supermarkets at the present time.
“Upon application, we will be supplying all of our traders with posters requesting their customers to practice social distancing although we would hope that the customers would take it upon themselves to ensure they adhere to the government’s guidance re social distancing, etc.”