Commenting on Labour’s latest lockdown review announcement, Welsh Conservative Senedd leader, Andrew RT Davies said:
“Earlier this week, Welsh Conservatives provided a cautious but detailed roadmap out of lockdown in Wales for families, workers and business.
“Whilst we welcome the restart of non-essential retail, it’s regrettable Labour have not seen fit to give the green light to the safe reopening of gyms given two months ago ministers claimed it was a priority, and considering the huge toll lockdown has had on the physical and mental well-being of thousands of Welsh people.
“With the progress we’ve made on case rates and vaccination, we also believe consideration should’ve been given to the reopening of outdoor hospitality in Wales.
“The recent lifting of travel restrictions has caused other issues such as a lack of public toilets, littering and anti-social behaviour - all of which have been seen over recent days in Cardiff and other places.
“Ministers should see licensed, regulated businesses as part of the solution, rather than the problem. And if they’re not going to reopen they should provide the necessary financial support to help save Welsh jobs.
“Welsh Conservatives have provided a cautious but detailed roadmap for families, workers and businesses across Wales and we believe that is the best plan to get our country back on the road to recovery.”