'We need support:' Doncaster business bosses plea for help as town goes into Tier 3
Business chiefs in Doncaster have pleaded for financial support from the Government after the town was put into Tier 3, the strictest tier of coronavirus restrictions.
Doncaster, along with the rest of South Yorkshire, was put into Tier 3 this morning.
And Doncaster Chamber chiefs have called on the Government for an exit strategy from the coronavirus crisis in the town and finanical help for the town’s ailing businesses.
Commenting on the new tiered coronavirus restrictions that will come into effect after the lockdown ends in England on December 2, Doncaster Chamber CEO, Dan Fell said, “It is not a surprise that Doncaster is in tier three.
"What is of paramount importance, is that national Government and local partners present a clear and sustainable road map out of this category ahead of Christmas and into the New Year.
"In the interim, it is vital that support gets to those businesses that need it and that cannot operate safely and profitably under the current restrictions.
“Businesses have sacrificed so much this year as part of a national effort against the coronavirus pandemic; we need Government to keep its end of the bargain by providing support to businesses, honouring commitments to a world class test and trace system and navigating the UK to an open and functioning economy as soon as possible.”
Under Tier 3 rules, pubs and restaurants and indoor entertainment venues must stay closed, but non-essential shops will be allowed to re-open while household mixing is also prohbited in a bid to curb Covid-19.