Cork Chamber welcomes easing of restrictions

Cork Chamber welcomes easing of restrictions

 
Cork Chamber has welcomed this evening’s Government announcement following NPHET’S advice to ease COVID19 restrictions.

Cork Chamber CEO Conor Healy said: “The easing of restrictions announced this evening is a welcome boost for business, the economy and society. It offers a great sense of hope for the year ahead, especially for those who have faced great uncertainty in the past 22 months, and will provide the confidence that’s needed for our economy to thrive.”

“There are still uncertainties with COVID19 and it is vital that should the situation deteriorate at any point, the Government is ready to react with supports for the sectors that have been most vulnerable throughout the pandemic. In this context it is positive to see a commitment by Government this evening to continue to do what is necessary to support the recovery of society and economy with the decision to continue and extend the provision of a number of key supports, particularly the EWSS, as many are still counting the cost of the pandemic”.

“Many people have missed out on the benefits of working in an office environment over the course of the past 22 months, and although remote working will be a positive legacy of the pandemic, a phased return to the workplace will allow employers and employees to find a new balance. Those in business have shown major resilience under significant pressure in the most challenging of times and it gives even more reason to be optimistic this evening and as we look ahead to brighter days,” Mr Healy concluded.