Chamber Reacts to New Government Measures in Greater Manchester

Date: 31/07/2020
Author: Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
Company: Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

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Commenting on the new measures from Government now in force across Greater Manchester and other areas in the North of England, Chris Fletcher, Director of Policy and Communications at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, said: "It should be made clear that these measures are squarely aimed at preventing the spread of Covid 19 between households and should not have any immediate impact on businesses in Greater Manchester. People can still go to work and move around within existing safety guidelines and advice around work places and transport.

"One possible area of concern will be the hospitality sector, just finding its feet again after coming out of lockdown, and, whilst these measures allow premises to stay open, there will no doubt be some confusion over what people are allowed into premises in what groupings.

"Our members and the wider business community have been magnificent in the last few months but the manner and way this was announced could have and should have been better. However the focus must now be focussed on working with a new series of measures and restrictions and also planning for the changes to work from home guidance and furlough due on 1st August. It is vital that every effort is made to prevent further job losses and grow back vital parts of the economy."