26 October 2020
On the news that Nottingham - and parts of the surrounding area - will enter tier 3 from Thursday, Rick Blackmore, CBI East Midlands Director, said:
“Businesses in Nottingham know public health must come first and recognise that getting a grip on rising infection rates is vital to maintain confidence and avoid further restrictions in the months ahead.
“Yet there is no escaping the impact of the additional restrictions of tier 3. Firms in hard-hit sectors like hospitality, leisure and tourism – and their supply chains – have seen only a limited recovery from the earlier lockdown. The Chancellor’s new package of support announced last week will help.
“Clear communication and transparent evidence for new restrictions will be essential to sustain confidence and ensure compliance. Firms will also want to see criteria for a tangible pathway to the timely easing of these new restrictions.”