As featured in today's Shropshire Star, Mark Pritchard MP has cautioned the Government about the use of quarantine and its potential impact on Shropshire's tourism leisure and tourism sector.
"Tourism is vital to Shropshire. Whilst most local tourists are short-stay UK tourists, putting unnecessary barriers to those from overseas will impact on caravan parks, holiday lets, hotels and restaurants frequented by French, Dutch, German, American and other tourists throughout the summer. There was an earlier case for quarantine. There may be a case for quarantine in future. There is a case for 'targeted' quarantine for countries with a high 'R' rate. But the Government needs to publish scientific data to justify a 'blanket quarantine' which will cost leisure and tourism jobs."
The full Shropshire Star article can be found here - https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/health/coronavirus-covid19/2020/05/29/quarantine-could-hit-tourism-warns-mp/.