Editorial: If more restrictions follow, businesses have to be supported in full again

Financial assistance and clear advice are imperative should another lockdown ensue in the face of rising Covid-19 case numbers

21st November, 2021
Editorial: If more restrictions follow, businesses have to be supported in full again
Hospitality has borne the brunt of the restrictions and the remarks last week by Heather Humphreys, the Minister for Social Protection, that “this is a curfew, not closure” will have caused anger among the nightclubs and late bars affected. Picture: Getty

The imposition of fresh restrictions on businesses by the government last week will feel like a step backwards for many, following months of progress.

Only the most optimistic amongst us would believe that the return to working from home and a midnight curfew for hospitality are the last measures that will be put in place over the coming weeks. It seems likely that further restrictions will follow and, if they do, it is vital that...

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