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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian signs backbench amendment to give MPs a greater say on Covid restrictions

Julian signs backbench amendment to give MPs a greater say on Covid restrictions

Julian has put his name to a cross-party amendment, tabled by senior Conservative backbencher Sir Graham Brady seeking to instruct the Government to give Parliament greater oversight of new regulations to prevent the spread of Covid-19.  The move, supported by over 40 Conservative MPs, will amend a motion that the Government is tabling next week

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Julian Backs Re-Opening of Gyms and Leisure Centres

June 24, 2020

Julian has recently been contacted by Duncan Bannatyne asking for assistance in reopening gyms and leisure facilities as soon and as safely as possible.

Many other local gym owners and members have reached out to Julian asking for help and he has lobbied Ministers on their behalf to hopefully allow these businesses open alongside the hospitality sector on July 4.

As long as gyms and leisure facilities take the necessary precautions to mitigate the spread of the virus, Julian supports all efforts to further reopen the economy.

Commenting after writing to Ministers, Julian said:

I am sympathetic to concerns that gyms, swimming pools and leisure centres will not be able to open from July 4, and think the government should seriously consider bringing this forward from the current projected date of mid July for those sites that demonstrate they can open safely. I appreciate that many gyms and leisure centres, with spacious rooms and good air extraction systems, can operate just as safely as the eateries and pubs due to open on the 4th.

“As lockdown is gradually eased in line with the state of the virus, I believe we have to move from a system of blanket restrictions for whole sectors, to more flexible arrangements, where the opening of individual locations depends on the ability of each to prevent covid transmission.

“I am more than happy to lobby Ministers on behalf of affected local venues.”