RUGBY’S MP has welcomed the re-opening of the tourism sector on July 4 – and called on residents to help businesses in Rugby to bounce back following a challenging three months.
Mark Pawsey is urging Rugbeians to support businesses such as pubs and restaurants which will reopen on Saturday (July 4).
He said: “Thanks to the efforts of the British people to control the virus, I am delighted we have created the space to allow people to take a much-needed holiday and to enjoy everything our local area has to offer.
“I hope people get out to support the tourism and hospitality businesses which are reopening, and which are so vital to our local economy and jobs here in Rugby.
“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.”
Pubs and restaurants will be able to reopen on Saturday (July 4), 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 the public can easily see if a venue is carrying out the new rules.