People are returning to closing procedures having “a bottle of wine and fast food” at home when their visit to central London is not “pleasant,” a economy minister warned.
Paul Scully, who is also London’s minister, said people should feel safe returning to the capital once coronavirus restrictions are relaxed.
During a brief debate at the General Assembly on London’s economic recovery, he told lawmakers that it was important to inform people about measures to ensure the safety of public transport, shops and restaurants.
If people find it “too burdensome” to order beer at a pub because “all the structure is there,” they’re unlikely to make repeat visits, says Scully.
During the debate, Conservative Party lawmaker Felicity Buchan called for the pub and restaurant curfew to be revised at 10 p.m. if health data allowed the measure to be lifted.
Statistics heard by lawmakers show that only 41 percent of people have returned to work in London and Ms Buchan highlighted the “lack of confidence” in public transport as something that needs to change.
Speaking to Commons, Scully said: “We need to remember that when employers say they won’t be returning their employees anytime soon, regardless of health figures, they shouldn’t expect London next year regardless of health figures.” The same London they are. leave
“There is no God-given right to life reserved in the Aspic. It’s up to all of us to work together to make sure we have a plan of recovery.”
Mr Scully said there must be a “90 day plan” if the health data allows London to move from Level 2 to Level 1.
“We have to be ready to go,” he said.
“We have tried this; it doesn’t work the speed and the way we want it.
“So, we have to be really prepared that if we can reduce the morbidity rate of that environment to Level 1, then we are ready to make sure that people have the confidence to travel, the trust to come back.” in their workplace, even if it’s more flexible – we’re not trying to go back to January, February 2020, there’s some kind of constant change, but we have to be able to shape those changes. “”
Mr Scully added, “In the context of this short term recovery, it is very important to make sure that we show people, not tell them what Transport for London has done, what our merchants, brewers and restaurant owners have done to making sure they are safe is.
“It’s about trust, it’s also about joy.
“What do I mean by that?” If you went to a museum in the London area, if you went to a restaurant or a pub – if you went to a pub and the building was too annoying to drink, what would people do?
“You will return to a bottle of wine and fast food like many people in the castle do.
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“So we have to make sure that we don’t just get people out of the house and come to central London for the first time, but they keep coming back and enjoying all that London has to offer.”
Bu Buchan previously highlighted concerns about the end of tax-free shopping on January 1, noting that international visitors spend “large sums of money” on shops, restaurants and hotels.
“If we are not interested in coming to London by increasing the price of goods by 20 percent, they will live in Paris or Milan,” he said.