25 June 2020
Angela McGowan, CBI Northern Ireland Director, said:
“Easing social distancing rules will make a substantial difference to the viability of thousands of firms here in Northern Ireland. The move will also have a material impact across sectors such as tourism and hospitality who are desperate to get back on their feet.
“As these sectors and others prepare to re-open, the safety of their staff and customers must come first to maintain confidence.
“With easing restrictions taking place at different speeds across the UK and Ireland, political leaders must work in partnership to minimise confusion and maximise collaboration.
“Meanwhile, planning for a sustainable and inclusive economic recovery must now take centre stage. In the coming weeks business will be looking for the Northern Ireland Executive to accelerate efforts to protect jobs, livelihoods and future prosperity.”