I know this is a worrying a time for many businesses. In May, I spoke with the Chancellor on a conference call and raised the need for as much flexibility as possible to allow the hospitality sector to operate their current businesses in an outdoor setting.
Earlier today, I asked the Foreign Secretary whether the updated Travel Advice will reflect the prevalence of Covid-19 in each country abroad in order to help UK travellers to make informed choices about where they travel to.
More great local businesses have now reopened in a Covid-secure way across the Forest of Dean. Some have been able to trade that way throughout, including these Cinderford shops I dropped into at the end of last week.