Chester Zoo

After joining other North West MPs to ask the Government to allow Chester Zoo to re-open in line with the easing of lockdown restrictions, I was pleased to see the recent announcement that zoos can re-open from the 15th of June 2020.

Further to this, I am pleased that Government has made funds available to support zoos through the Zoos Support Fund, allowing zoos to apply for an animal welfare grant of up to £100,000 for organisations whose businesses have been affected by Coronavirus.

Zoos such as Chester Zoo, which is one of the largest in the UK, offer a unique recreational and educational experience to all who visit, and I am sure the re-opening of zoos will be very welcome after months of lockdown.