23rd October 2020

On the publication of the strategic framework for Scotland on Covid-19 from the Scottish Government, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce said:

“We cannot stress enough how essential it is that businesses have as much clarity on restrictions on trading as is possible, so we welcome this new strategic framework which gives businesses an opportunity to begin re-opening the economy. The Scottish Government must continue publishing evidence-led data alongside restrictions.

“We look forward to working with the Scottish Government to communicate how the vast majority of businesses are continuing to invest in delivering safe environments for customers and employees.

“It is in the best interests of the people of Scotland that businesses are trusted to trade in order to avoid the worst outcomes of widespread joblessness and economic decline.

“The support available for business will be essential as restrictions continue and we urge governments to ensure it is allocated efficiently and effectively over the coming weeks and months.

“Governments also need to focus on ramping up test and trace programs so that they are available in every business premises and in every airport in Scotland.’’

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