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Margaret Canning

Four-week Covid circuit-breaker domino effect poses uncertainty and difficult questions for firms

Margaret Canning


The new restrictions announced by the First Minister do not amount to a full lockdown. However, it’s hoped that they will be sufficient to curb the frightening rise that we have been seeing in coronavirus infections.

The brunt of the four-week measures will be borne by the hospitality sector, which will have to shut from Friday.

But the measures will have a chill factor on other parts of the economy which on the face of it aren’t affected.