- Antony Higginbotham MP welcomes relaxing of rules as set out in the roadmap.
Before heading to Parliament Antony Higginbotham MP visited local Italian cafe and restaurant Bellissimo in Burnley town centre in an official re-opening ceremony organised by owners Lynn and John Scibetta.
Cutting the ribbon to officially re-open the award winning eatery Antony praised the business community and called for people across Burnley and Padiham to support local businesses as we move to Step 3 in the roadmap to easing restrictions.
From today indoor hospitality and entertainment venues have been able to re-open, including pubs, clubs, bars, cafes, restaurants, cinemas, museums, and children’s play areas.
Commenting Antony Higginbotham MP said:
This morning I had the pleasure of officially reopening Bellissimo’s in Burnley town centre.
Lynn and her family are joining many local businesses who from today are re-opening their doors for the first time in months and I'd like to wish them and every business in Burnley and Padiham the very best as they welcome back customers indoors.
We've now moved to Step 3 of the roadmap and whilst we must all remain cautious, we should support our local businesses as much as we can.
Guidance for close contact between friends and family has been updated with up to 6 people or 2 households able to meet indoors with overnight stays permitted. Gathering limits outdoors has also increased to up to 30 people with all remaining outdoor entertainment able to reopen. Some larger events will be able to take place, including conferences, concert performances, and sports events but the Prime Minister is continuing to urge caution.
The aim of the Roadmap is to be cautious but irreversible and unlocking too fast, too soon, could risk a resurgence of the virus.