Enjoying Summer Safely

"Let’s all stay alert, control the virus, save lives – and enjoy summer safely." - Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister

Summer has arrived and an increasing number of businesses, cultural attractions, and commercial outlets are now able to re-open, providing they put measures in place, including social distancing, to keep both staff and customers safe.

You can read Stuart Anderson MP's on this topic: https://www.stuartanderson.org.uk/news/mps-update-bounce-back-britain

To help you enjoy summer safely, please check the respective official sources for information prior to travelling. It is still important to stay safe outdoors by following the latest advice and information. For more information, visit my webpage.

Restaurants were able to sign up to our Eat Out to Help Out scheme from Monday. 

  • Our new Eat Out to Help Out scheme – something that has never been done in this country ever before – will give people up to 50 per cent off meals out, encouraging them back into restaurants, cafes and pubs.
  • Anyone who eats at a participating business, Monday to Wednesday for the month of August, can receive up to 50 per cent off food and non-alcoholic drinks, up to a value of £10 per person.
  • Businesses can claim the money back from the Government weekly, receiving funds within 5 working days. Guidance for businesses will soon be published.  
  • This will support up to 129,000 businesses – including the 85-90 per cent of pubs that serve food – in a sector that supports 1.8 million jobs. 

The six-month VAT cut for the tourism and hospitality sectors came into effect on Wednesday. 

  • Hospitality, accommodation and attractions across the UK will now benefit from a reduction in VAT from 20 per cent to 5 per cent, until 12 January 2021. • This could support almost 2 million businesses and protect 2.5 million jobs.

Remember the following:

  • Keep your distance from people outside your household or support bubble
  • Avoid being face-to-face with people if they are outside your household or support bubble
  • Keep your hands and face as clean as possible
  • Keep indoor places well ventilated
  • Avoid crowded spaces
  • Work from home if you can
  • If you have to travel (for example, to work or school), think about how and when you travel
  • Wear face coverings
  • Avoid shouting or singing close to people outside your household or support bubble
  • Reduce the number of people you spend time with in a work setting
  • Wash your clothes regularly
  • When at work or in business or public premises, follow the advice on site