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8:49 AM 24th March 2020

Business Response To Further Social Distancing Restrictions

Business groups have responded to the Prime Minister’s announcement of further restrictions to tackle the spread of Coronavirus.

BCC Director-General Adam Marshall
said: “Businesses must play their part to help limit the spread of Coronavirus.

“As the UK goes into lockdown, ministers must be crystal-clear about which businesses can continue to operate, and those which must now shut their doors.

“The new restrictions make it all the more important that the massive package of financial support announced by ministers last week is delivered to firms and employees on the ground as quickly as possible.”

Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General:
“Protecting the public will protect businesses in the long run.

“These latest measures will of course present great challenges, disrupting daily lives and the normal run of business. But we all owe it to each other to act responsibly, both people and businesses.

“The economic support the Government is providing and the determination of firms to support their employees mean together that the right action can be taken to protect lives and livelihoods.”