26th May 2020

Responding to new manufacturing & retail sector guidance shared today by Cabinet Secretary Fiona Hyslop MSP, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce said:

“We have been calling for detailed guidance from the Scottish Government on safety measures to enable businesses to begin to plan and prepare. It is welcome to see these issued for our manufacturing and retailing businesses. Operating safely and safeguarding the health of our employees, customers and supply chains is in the best interests of all of us.

“We will now look at this detail to understand what businesses in these sectors need to do practically in order to begin to prepare for re-opening. We will be working with the Scottish Government and companies across Scotland to adapt, adopt and implement these guidelines. It would now be helpful to see timelines so that businesses and our employees have a common goal in sight.

“Further, the Test and Trace system will be a major contributor to Scotland being able to open for business.’’

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