Local MP urges Silhillians to back tourism industry this July

Julian Knight MP has welcomed the re-opening of the tourism sector on 4 July, giving a boost for up to almost 400 businesses in Solihull, and called on people to show their support for businesses following a challenging three months.

As part of easing lockdown, 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.

Julian is urging people to show their support to local businesses as they reopen to help them bounce back.

The Government will also be publishing detailed guidance to help tourist attractions and accommodation venues to re-open safely. A new industry standard will also be introduced by Visit England, so that the public can easily see if the venue is adhering to the new rules.

Julian Knight 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 Solihull has to offer.

“I hope people get out to support the 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 press that.”