Pendle MP urges public to support local tourism and hospitality

Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson has welcomed the re-opening of the tourism sector on July 4th, giving a boost for up to 370 businesses in Pendle, and called on people to show their support for businesses following a challenging three months.

Thursday, 25th June 2020, 7:00 am

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.

Mr Stephenson is urging people to show their support to businesses reopening in Pendle 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.

Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson

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 Stephenson 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 enjoy everything Pendle 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 guidance are adhered to, and local people as well as our guests feel safe and I will continue to press that.”