Following the new restrictions announced yesterday, we would be grateful if you could answer a couple of questions to help us formulate a picture of business actions in the Greater Exeter area.
Responding to new national restrictions for England to combat a rising number of Coronavirus cases, announced by the Prime Minister on 22 September, Exeter Chamber Board Director Julie Hawker said:
“It’s now clear that businesses are going to need to work with evolving restrictions for the foreseeable future. While in August many could almost see ‘business as usual’ on the horizon, this latest set of restrictions has reminded us that we are not out of the woods yet.
The government stated on 22nd September that anyone who can work from home should work from home. This of course has huge implications for both Greater Exeter office-based businesses and the city and town centre businesses who rely on the lunchtime trade. Thankfully there is already a well-trodden path when it comes to those in offices working from home so practically for businesses, this may not present too many problems.
What business owners will need to be especially alert to is the wellbeing of their teams and colleagues who may have been relieved to be back with their team mates, only to now have to resume home-working. We want to see more financial support announced for businesses directly affected by the latest restrictions.”
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