25 March 2020
Angela McGowan, CBI Northern Ireland Director, said:
“Businesses are trying to do the right thing. Many firms in critical sectors have implemented huge changes in the workforce to keep their employees safe, while simultaneously ensuring that essential products and services keep flowing. For example, measures such as installing screens, changing work patterns, depopulating the building, and regular and extensive cleaning have been implemented in many places of work.
“Employees want to do the same by going to work if their job is essential, but rightly also want to protect themselves and their families.
“Both businesses and people must make every effort to follow social distancing guidance in very difficult circumstances.”