29 November 2021
Matthew Fell, CBI Chief Policy Director, said:
“The government is right to act swiftly, but proportionately, with the goal of keeping the economy open. And widening access to boosters will hopefully increase the UK’s resilience, building on the roll out of our world-leading vaccine programme.
“Clarity on the implementation and enforcement of new measures, like mask wearing will be vital so that the public and businesses can approach the run up to Christmas with confidence and certainty.
“For sectors like international travel, which have operated under the longest restrictions, the reintroduction of PCR testing will come as a blow just as bookings return. If further restrictions are needed, limiting firms’ ability to trade their way to recovery, government will need to consider further support.”