A DISTRICT MP is calling for more clarity on when businesses still closed due to the coronavirus pandemic will be allowed to reopen.

Philip Davies, whose Shipley constituency includes Cullingworth and Denholme, is urging the Government to set out a ‘roadmap’ for a full reopening of the country following lockdown.

He said he appreciated circumstances could change, but added that businesses needed some clarity.

“I have spoken to many businesses which are concerned they are still closed and have no idea as to when they may open again,” he said.

“There is so much confusion and Government needs to provide as much information as it can to businesses in these extremely difficult times.

“Everyone accepts that things can change and are dependent on the transmission rate and whether there is a spike in local areas, but there is no reason why a provisional date cannot be announced. This was done for hairdressers and other industries weeks in advance of them opening, so other industries deserve the same clarity.”