Stuart Anderson MP urges people to help local shops bounce-back in Wolverhampton South West following re-opening on 4th July

  • The Government has announced that local businesses will re-open in England from 4 July.
  • Up to 430 businesses in Wolverhampton South West will benefit, following local MP’s support for reopening.

Stuart Anderson MP has welcomed the wider re-opening of the tourism, hospitality and leisure sector on the 4th of July, giving a boost for up to 430 businesses in Wolverhampton South West, 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 re-opening of parts of our economy. The Prime Minister has 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 the 4th of July, pubs and restaurants will be able to re-open, providing they adhere to Covid Secure guidelines, and some leisure facilities and tourist attractions may also reopen if they can do so safely. 

Stuart Anderson MP is urging people to show their support to businesses re-opening in Wolverhampton South West, 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.

Commenting, Stuart Anderson MP said: “I love Wolverhampton, this is a great city. I understand that Covid-19 will have impacted many businesses in our city centre. I have been working with them and the Government to ensure that they are supported, and I will continue to do so. As residents of this great city, we need to help our businesses and independent local shops and make them feel loved. Now that it is safe to do so, I hope that many will get out to support our local tourism and hospitality businesses which are re-opening, 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 stress that.”

Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden said: “This is a significant moment for the UK’s fantastic tourism and hospitality businesses and the bounce back can now begin on July 4th. Across the country people have been looking forward to taking a day trip, weekend break or staycation following their efforts in lockdown over the past three months. Britain deserves a break and I hope people get out, support tourism businesses and enjoy a break safely.”