Chambers respond to Prime Minister’s announcement on further easing of lockdown restrictions

Commenting on the Prime Minister’s announcement of further easing of Coronavirus restrictions from July 4 in England, including the reopening of culture, tourism and leisure venues as well as a relaxation of the two-metre rule, Nova Fairbank, Head of Policy for Norfolk Chambers said:

“These steps will enable more Norfolk companies to reopen and will be cautiously welcomed by our business community.

“While the relaxation of the two-metre rule will help more firms increase capacity, we are still a long way from business as usual. Broader efforts to boost business and consumer confidence will still be needed to help firms trade their way out of this crisis.

“A comprehensive test and trace system, including a mass testing regime, must be in place to realise the benefits that the easing of restrictions could bring to firms across the UK, many of whom are relying on the swift return of consumer confidence.

“Our businesses also need to see a clear roadmap to recovery from the government, including fresh support for the worst-affected sectors and geographic 

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