Milton Keynes South MP Iain Stewart urges people to help tourism bounce back

    Iain Stewart MP has welcomed the re-opening of the tourism sector on 4th July, giving a boost for up to 540 businesses in Milton Keynes South, and called on people to 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 has therefore 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 easing, from Saturday 4th 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.

    Mr Stewart is urging people to show their support to businesses reopening in Milton Keynes South, to help them bounce back.

    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.

    Mr Stewart commented: "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 enjoy everything Milton Keynes 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."

    "Safety is of paramount importance and it is vital that social distancing rules and safety guidelines are adhered to, and local people, as well as our guests, feel safe and I will continue to press that."

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