By Paul Drechsler CBE, Chair – London First
We passed 19th July, billed as Covid 'Freedom Day' - freedom for who? At a round table of CEOs one expressed despair at being cast into limbo, as earlier clear messaging on lifting work at home guidance ebbed away to be replaced by confusion and chaos. For businesses, the change has been more to limbo than liberation. For most people, it has been more confusion than clarity.
Losing clarity of message only took seven days, shifting from a clear message on the conditions for business reopening - the lifting of all restrictions - to chaos, with the gap filled by a sort of 'pick and mix' policy emerging on wearing of masks and 'guess the right thing to do' on social distance.
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