Face masks & small businesses

Face masks & small businesses

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Rachel English started this petition to Government and

Make wearing masks in our local shops mandatory to protect our community & small businesses/sole traders.

Many small businesses owners have put themselves at risk during covid-19 to avoid huge losses and keeping doors open for customers. The removal of mandatory mask wearing could prolong and create new threats to small businesses going forward, such as significant loss of earnings and damaged reputation. 

Whilst masks do not prevent the spread of covid-19  they do provide more protection than not wearing one at all. For small businesses, especially sole traders, contracting covid-19 and having to stop trading whilst isolating could have serious consequences. 
Many insurance policies are generally excluding covid-19 related issues, placing all financial risk with businesses which many do not have the resources to cope with. 

Prior to the pandemic there was a crisis with the demise of high street shops, with many local businesses having to close permanently, due to the spread of huge chains and franchises. However, throughout the pandemic, many high street shops have made a recovery as well as helping to galvanise their communities.

It’s crucial to continue supporting and protecting our local shops that have developed during the pandemic and adapted to their customers needs in an amazing way. 
On behalf of all small businesses owners we are incredibly grateful for your continued support. Please help us keep our doors open.

#supportlocal#shoplocal

 

 

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