Preseli Pembrokeshire’s Senedd Member Paul Davies has challenged the First Minister to confirm what scientific evidence has been used by the Welsh Government to prohibit non-essential businesses from reopening. During First Ministers Questions, Mr Davies told the First Minister that businesses in Pembrokeshire were frustrated that they’ll have to wait before reopening and asked if the Welsh Government would be recouping the costs incurred by businesses who had prepared for their reopening to take place this week.
Mr Davies said “Businesses across Pembrokeshire were waiting for a green light from the Welsh Government last week and not only has that hope been extinguished, it was also announced that there would be a period where non-essentials could be purchased in a supermarket, but not by a local business on the high street. Businesses are rightly frustrated and that’s why I challenged the First Minister to confirm what scientific evidence was used to justify the continued delay in reopening non-essential retail outlets. The current situation has led to further anxiety for businesses and their staff and the ongoing closure poses a real threat to the sustainability of some businesses across the county.”