Portsmouth MP Stephen Morgan urges caution as Covid-19 restrictions ease

AMID the excitement of reopenings as Covid-19 restrictions are eased, we cannot lose sight of the progress we have made to keep one another safe.

Sunday, 16th May 2021, 5:14 pm
Updated Sunday, 16th May 2021, 5:15 pm

That is the message from Portsmouth South MP Stephen Morgan who has reminded people to be careful as they flock to pubs, restaurants and entertainment facilities.

The Labour MP said: ‘I know from my discussions with our city’s hospitality sector and small businesses how prepared they are for reopening safely as restrictions ease.

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‘Restaurants, bars and cultural attractions are the life and soul of Portsmouth and after such a difficult year, they deserve our support.

‘We know from past experience how quickly a highly transmissible variant grows. The emergence of the Indian variant is a stark reminder of the need to ease from lockdown with care.

‘As we unlock I urge everyone to continue to follow the rules, self-isolate if needed and get the vaccine when you can.’

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