Cllr Louise Calland has welcomed the re-opening of the tourism sector on the 4th of July, giving a boost for up to 3190 businesses in Merton & Wandsworth, and called on people to show their support for local businesses following a difficult three months.
- The Government has announced tourism and visitor attractions will reopen in England from the 4th of July.
- Up to 3190 businesses in Merton & Wandsworth will benefit, following Cllr Louise Calland’s support for reopening.
- Cllr Louise Calland has also launched the #ShopLocal campaign in Merton & Wandsworth supporting local businesses as we begin our recovery from COVID-19.
Commenting, Cllr Louise Calland, GLA Candidate for Merton & Wandsworth said:
“I am delighted the Government has eased the Coronavirus restrictions to allow people to enjoy more of what Merton & Wandsworth has to offer."
“I hope people get out and shop locally to support the local businesses which are reopening, which are so vital to our local economy and jobs."
“Safety is of paramount importance and it is vital that we continue to stick with social distancing rules and safety guidance, and that people feel safe. I will continue to press that for residents and tourists alike.”
As part of this careful easing, from Saturday 4th of 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.
Cllr Louise Calland is urging people to show their support to local businesses reopening in Merton & Wandsworth, to help them bounce back.
While the infection rate continues to fall, the Government has been clear that the public must continue to follow social distancing guidelines to keep Coronavirus under control. And the Government will keep all measures under constant review.