The Member of the Senedd for Montgomeryshire, Russell George MS, has reacted with dismay at reports that a decision will not be reached until “the last moment” on whether or not Mid Wales’ tourism sector will reopen in time for Easter.
Self-contained holiday accommodation could reopen on 27th March if coronavirus case rates remain stable under Welsh Government plans and tourism businesses have joined Russell George MS in calling for a roadmap to allow them to prepare and for people to book trips but the First Minister has said that it was important "to wait until the last moment you can" before making and announcing decisions about easing lockdown.
Responding, Russell George said:
“The tourism sector is vital to Mid Wales’ economy and the entire sector is eager to return to normality as quickly as possible.
“But, with that said, tourism businesses will need as much notice as possible so they can prepare for any potential re-opening.
“That’s why it’s crucial that Welsh Government Ministers must not cause similar scenes to what we witnessed last week, where certain sectors were unhelpfully kept in the dark until the very last moment as to when they could re-open.
“I reiterate my calls for the publication of a detailed roadmap out of lockdown because this will provide the much-needed clarity businesses seek.”