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Call for gyms and outdoor hospitality to be given the green light ahead of next Welsh Government review

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Ahead of the Welsh Government’s latest review (tomorrow, April 1), the Welsh Conservatives have called for gyms and outdoor hospitality to be given the green light to reopen.

Labour’s latest review is for implementation on April 12, and comes two months after Labour’s mental health and wellbeing minister said the reopening of gyms would be a priority in Wales.

Outdoor hospitality is set to reopen in England on April 12, and the Welsh Conservative call comes on the back of some shocking scenes over recent days, particularly around the Cardiff Bay area.

Commenting, Welsh Conservative Senedd leader, Andrew RT Davies said: “Welsh Conservatives believe gyms across Wales should be reopened for the good of people’s mental and physical well-being.

“Two months ago, Labour said it would be a priority when it came to easing restrictions, but it’s been another broken promise from ministers. This should be corrected.

“And given the progress we’ve made on case rates and vaccination, we also believe consideration should be afforded to the reopening of outdoor hospitality in Wales.

“Labour ministers have lifted travel restrictions, but it’s created other issues such as a lack of public toilets, littering and anti-social behaviour.

“Some of the scenes over recent days have been concerning and ministers should see licensed, regulated businesses as part of the solution, instead of the problem.

“Welsh Conservatives have provided a detailed roadmap for families, workers and businesses across Wales and Labour should listen to our calls and do the same.”

(Lead image: William Choquette)


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