“It is up to individuals and businesses to make sure they act responsibly and safely, including maintaining social distancing. Councils will be working with police, businesses and other partners to ensure existing and new requirements are complied with."
"It is vitally important that councils retain oversight of the activities allowed in their local areas so that they can manage different interests, including the need to contain COVID-19, accessibility issues, the interests of local residents and any competing demands between different businesses."
"Museums, galleries and libraries have adapted imaginatively to lockdown, providing new and innovative services for their communities, but they have been unable to generate income during this time putting many at risk of closure."
"We agree that councils must be fully funded and have local flexibility to deliver any scheme that aims to provide additional support and services to vulnerable children and young people over the summer."
“Councils are deeply concerned about the future of leisure facilities which provide thousands of people and families with access to affordable gyms, swimming pools and exercise opportunities they would otherwise not have."
Leisure providers which provide vital sport and cultural services for communities are facing crisis point without access to emergency government funding or support, the Local Government Association warns today.