Mayor’s statement on Peterborough moving to Tier 3 restrictions
I have been urging Government to fully consider the full impact on families and businesses before altering tiers in this region, and I am pleased that Government has listened to our case.
That being said, I am deeply disappointed for the businesses and residents of Peterborough. Moving into Tier 3 will mean much stricter restrictions which will impact on so many, especially in the hospitality sector, at what is normally their busiest time of the year. Government needs to support these businesses and their staff to ensure their regulations do not cause undue hardship.
Nevertheless, I urge the people of Peterborough to follow the Government Tier 3 safety guidance and take special consideration about not mixing, especially indoors or with people not from their own household or support bubble. The Combined Authority will continue to signpost and support business via its Growth Hub, residents must be sensible and use the local economy safely and please do follow the excellent guidance from my colleagues at Peterborough City Council who have been working tirelessly to put measures in place to ramp up the support and public health measures to tackle this pandemic in Peterborough.
Of course, for the rest of the region that doesn’t mean we have been let off. Tier 2 is still not where we want to be and those in Tier 2 must continue to be vigilant and follow guidance.
Christmas this year can’t be the same, I would urge caution and control so that we can be certain of doing the things we love with the people we love next year.