Chamber of Commerce Responds to new National Coronavirus Restrictions

Responding to new national restrictions for England to combat a rising number of Coronavirus cases, announced by the Prime Minister today (22nd September) and ahead of his broadcast to the nation tonight, Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber Chief Executive Andrew Denniff said:

 “The Chamber understand that further restrictions are necessary to tackle the rising number of Coronavirus cases, but these measures will impact business and consumer confidence at a delicate time for the economy.

“Businesses, their employees and customers need to see a clear road map for the existing restrictions and those that may be introduced in the future. This must include clear trigger points and clarity about the support available to protect jobs and livelihoods.

“The government cannot waste time and should set out a comprehensive support package for firms forced to close or reduce capacity through no fault of their own.”

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