‘Freedom Day’, the removal of social distancing restrictions, has been rescheduled for 19th July.
Ian Girling, chief executive of Dorset Chamber of Commerce tells Alfred that the Prime Minister has made the right call. “It would be catastrophic for businesses and the economy if we open up too early, and we start going backwards,” he says.
The delay means that Motcombe’s ‘Party in the Park’ on 3rd July has been cancelled and there are changes to a Shaftesbury Primary School event. But Jenny Parker of Shaftesbury Arts Centre says ‘the show must go on’ for the summer play.