Preseli MP Stephen Crabb has called the First Minister’s latest restrictions a ‘hammer blow’ on the hospitality sector.
From Friday [Dec 4] pubs, restaurants and cafes will have to shut from 6pm, whilst they are also barred from selling alcohol. Indoor entertainment and visitor attractions such as cinemas, museums and galleries, will also have to close.
Commenting following the announcement, Preseli Pembrokeshire MP Stephen Crabb said: “Hospitality businesses in Pembrokeshire have worked hard and invested to make their venues as safe as possible.
“The First Minister banning the sale of alcohol but also forcing businesses to shut at 6pm is a hammer blow at a time of year when they need our support.
“I hope the Welsh Government bring forward clear plans to financially support these businesses and that the mistakes made during other application processes aren’t repeated.”