I welcome the re-opening of the hospitality and tourism sector on 4 July, giving a boost for up to 535 businesses in Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner, and hope that residents will show their support for businesses following a challenging three months.
Thanks to the efforts and sacrifice of the British people, we are bringing coronavirus under control and meeting the five tests set out by the Government, needed for the safe reopening of parts of our economy. The Prime Minister last week set out further changes to lockdown measures in England, to ensure people can see more of their friends and family, help businesses get back on their feet and get people back to the jobs they love.
As part of this careful easing, from Saturday 4 July, pubs and restaurants will be able to reopen, providing they adhere to Covid Secure guidelines, and some leisure facilities and tourist attractions may also reopen if they can do so safely.
The Government will also be publishing detailed guidance to help tourist attractions and accommodation venues to re-open safely, such as by social distancing and cleaning protocols. A new industry standard will also be introduced by Visit England, so that the public can easily see if the venue is carrying out the new rules.
While the infection rate continues to fall, the Prime Minister has been clear that the public must continue to follow social distancing guidelines to keep coronavirus under control. The Government will keep all measures under constant review.
I am hopeful that community spirit will prevail and that residents will show their support for tourism and hospitality businesses in Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner, which are so vital to our local economy and jobs, to help them bounce back.
I know that lockdown has been challenging and so I am delighted that we have created the space to allow people to take a much-needed holiday, as well as to enjoy everything our constituency has to offer.
Safety is of paramount importance and it is vital that social distancing rules and safety guidance are adhered to and local people as well as our guests feel safe, and I will continue to press that.
As local MP, I will continue to support local businesses in Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner as we start to rebuild our local economy and way of lif